Harvard University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Cambridge, MA
Website
www.harvard.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
6,652
Part-Time Undergrads
5
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$42,292
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,292
Room & Board
$13,630
Acceptance Rate
6 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
2120–2390
Average ACT Scores
32–35

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Access to the best professors and minds of our time
  • The student motivation and ambition on campus is contagious.
  • The opportunity to pursue literally any interest you might have
  • Alumni are eager to help undergraduates find jobs and internships.

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • People often focus too much on future careers and making money, and sometimes lose track of enjoying the present.
  • Professors are brilliant, but tracking them down for a one-on-one conversation requires a degree of patience.
  • Classes are difficult, and it is impossible to do all of the work for a given class, so you must choose wisely when deciding how to structure work time.
  • During exam period, people lose track of time, miss meals, and forget whether they went to sleep at 3 a.m. or 3 p.m. In general, it's a 10-day twilight zone.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Challenging, rigorous, and positive all describe students’ overall experience at Harvard. The academic challenge initially seems daunting to many students, but the intellectual growth facilitated by this academic powerhouse leaves students pleasantly surprised. The social life of most Harvard students acts as a counterbalance to the intellectual challenge, and not surprisingly, students forge lifetime memories and friends throughout their four years at Harvard.

The Harvard experience leaves most students yearning for more. The University provides undergraduates with a rich history, unparalleled cultural diversity, and intellectual rigor that challenge each student to fulfill every ounce of their potential. Students leave the University satisfied, prepared, and stronger, more aware global citizens than when they entered.

Harvard Student Reviews

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We have a lot of great dining options, from your usual student fare to nice sit-down restaurants. More late-night options would be nice.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Walking or taking the shuttles is the primary way of getting around. Everything is within a 15 minute walk. To get to places outside of the Harvard bubble, the T is your best (and cheapest) bet.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Look to I, Too, Am Harvard to see how well our school does with racial equality. Luckily, the conservatives on campus are few and far between.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Adams House is the best house.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The program is small but caring, and the courses are diverse and informative. There is much to be done about accommodations for students with underlying disabilities/illnesses.

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