Harvard University

628 reviews
  1. Cambridge, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Harvard University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
6%
SAT Range
1410-1600
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$15,095/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,473/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,866/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,310/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,958/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,275/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
95%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,200Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Smart
    45%
  • Passionately committed
    30%
  • Brilliant
    20%
  • Average
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
59%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.37 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Intense, Passionate, Diverse and Life Changing
    63%
  • Intense
    26%
  • It's Harvard
    5%
  • Realistic and not magical
    5%

After Harvard University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$87,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
98%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

628 reviews
  • Excellent
    214
  • Very Good
    194
  • Average
    151
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    11
its one of the best university in the world with the best academic enrollment it teaches all student around the world.
  • Niche User
  • 10 hours ago
I visited Harvard and it is very traditional (in a good way). Harvard is old but it has character. The mood of the environment is very calm and the students attending the university are very nice.
  • Niche User
  • 16 days ago
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!
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago