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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the first time, I finally have a home.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Lots of bars and options. No happy hour and drinks are expensive.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Party Scene: Most students live in dorms and so there doesn't seem to be much of an undergrad party scene but it could all be happening under the radar. For grad students there are tons of bars and things happening.

5 College Senior

Academics: You have the best of the best here all leaders in there field that are doing incredible things. You also have endless options of what you want to do and study.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: Very diverse by race and location. It does seem to skew towards higher income levels but that has many reasons for being so.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Drug Safety: I haven't experienced any issues with drug or alcohol, people are really here to get to work and make the most of the time here.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: It lives up to a lot of the hype. It is very expensive and as such has a lot more people who come from higher income backgrounds (a positive and negative). If you are going into an employable career, it's the right choice.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: It seems extremely safe on campus and people are very welcoming and accepting.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The opportunities and internships are top shelf. There are so many amazing people you have access to and experiences you can find.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus but from friends I here it is very overpriced for what you get. Overall it is livable and no big gripes other than price, great locations.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Don't really know that much about Greek Life here, for grad students it's a non-issue and doesn't seem overly important to students.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The gyms and everything are pretty nice but nothing to write home about. Not as nice as I thought they'd be.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The main thing is all the relationships you create and access to opportunities you have. The extracurriculars, people, and internships I have access to are much more important than the actual classes.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoy the seminars and smaller classes but even the larger lecture classes are interesting. Every professor is incredible and world class, so it is just such an incredible environment.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's Harvard, with the biggest, richest alumni in the world.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus and they are pushing a lot about preventing sexual assault. They have an amnesty policy on drinking if anyone needs help which is reassuring. They care about the students and everyone being okay.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I absolutely love the housing system here, my roommates, my entryway and my yard. Our quad is spacious with a fireplace and our common room and kitchen are great.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a big part of the school.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: A surprising number of people are varsity athletes and are world class.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Harvard surprised me in it's ability to be one of the most amazing schools in the world, but also a home. The people I have met, and the community here is unparalleled, so any doubts I had about college were squashed when I arrived.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Harvard and everything that is has to offer. I am so excited to begin the next chapter of my life at such an amazing institution!

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I liked the lectures and sections. I especially liked the freshman seminars and expository writing class for their small class sizes.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni from this school gives us a framework of people we can reach out to and internships and programs we can apply to.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always felt safe walking around on campus, day or night. However, it is very easy for tourists to get into the dorms.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I felt as if the process by which freshman roommates are chosen was not effective in my case because my roommate and I had nothing in common and had many problems halfway through the year (leading us to separate rooms). The upperclassmen lottery to Leverett was stressful because there weren't enough options for blocking/rooming groups to stay together. Other than that, I liked Thayer and am excited to live in Leverett.

2 people found this useful Report
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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.

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