Guys & Girls

Location
Cambridge, MA
Undergrads
6,652
Tuition
$42,292
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Although we have not met our batch mates in person yet, the bonding process has already begun... and I am already loving it.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: We are all pretty smart, and fairly good looking. A lot of people like to let everyone know they are smart and can come off as a bit snobbish. But there are also some people out there who don't do that.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: We have sororities, fraternities, final clubs, and many other clubs that create a diverse social atmosphere on campus. There is also a lot of diversity in fashion, from boho to preppy to edgy.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You will meet fascinating people from all over the world. You will learn so much from them in addition to great classes.

9 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There's something for everyone, just don't miss hanging out with all the different cool people.

6 people found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 42nd
    Smartest Guys
  • 58th
    Smartest Girls
  • 374th
    Party Guys
  • 436th
    Hottest Guys
  • 556th
    Party Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dominic Hood
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Psychology
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Don't let crazy college parties in movies give you any ideas about college and what girls and guys will look like at Harvard. If physical attractiveness is important, then you might want to steer clear of Harvard. Though most students believe that the student body is of average attractiveness, very few report a significant number of hot guys or girls on campus. Additionally, girls tend to accept the male population as average or better, while guys have a less positive outlook toward the female population.

The lack of looks at Harvard shouldn't get you down just yet, though, because Boston is home to a myriad of other universities to find potential partners. But for those who believe looks are not everything, then Harvard students' individuality should provide plenty of options.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
51%
Male Undergrads
49%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
University Health Services provides free condoms, and physicians will provide prescriptions for various methods of birth control.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Downtown Boston
  2. House parties
  3. Red Line
Best Places to Hook Up
Dorm rooms
Hookups or Relationships?
Random hookups do happen on the weekends (and weekdays see their share, as well). However, most people are extremely busy and often are so focused on their work that relationships either die out or become serious within a short period of time. This isn't to say you'll never see lasting relationships: Annoyingly cute couples walk the yard surprisingly often. And Harvard Magazine—the alumni publication—is always filled with news of Harvard newlyweds.
Dress Code
On the weekends, most people dress up to go out, but during weekday study breaks or hangout sessions, most anything goes (throughout the winter, however, dress code really doesn't matter because everyone is so bundled up to keep warm). In general, Harvard tends to be a bit more formal than average. On the weekend, guys generally sport khakis with a button-down or knit shirt, and a sweater or leather jacket. Girls' dress combinations vary greatly and will often depend on the weather to determine if a skirt or pants is appropriate.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 22 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 27 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 28 responses

  • 17% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 14% None
  • 12% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 12% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 8% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 7 responses

  • 25% Final clubs
  • 20% House parties
  • 20% Dorm parties
  • 15% House
  • 10% Downtown Boston
  • 10% Red Line

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 10% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 38% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 52% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 62% ...be social?
  • 25% Make an effort to keep the relationship alive
  • 12% Be interactive

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 78% Smart
  • 11% Average
  • 11% Passionately committed

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