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Reviews 761 total reviews with an average rating of 4.0

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am not familiar with off-campus housing and do not feel qualified to speak about it.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining will become your best friend, especially during your dreaded days at Annenberg. However, you probably should have a steady line of income because eating isn't necessarily the cheapest in Harvard Square. Those late night trips to CVS can start to add up quickly.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid at Harvard is need-based and a complete blessing to those who get it. However, Harvard's definition of "need" leaves a lot to be desired because there is a lot of us who fall into the middle of the lot and are not qualified for aid but could really use it. Harvard should definitely review and revamp its financial aid program.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Let's just say we're Harvard, and we're known for our academics not our parties.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Most of the time, the dining halls can leave a lot to be desired. Sometimes, they surprise us and the food is pretty good. The food options around Harvard can tend to be a little pricey for a college student's budget...we're not all heirs to an enormous fortune.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus has been one of the best experiences of my freshmen year. The housing is really nice and the housing lottery for upperclassmen houses is random and worked out well for me. The freshman dining hall could be better, but otherwise, it's a dream come true.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The vast majority of students live on campus so I don't know.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of local restaurants with delicious food and cheap prices.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Somewhat strict, but overall the administration is very fair.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Scholarships: No experience with financial aid, but they were great about handling outside scholarships I got.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Somewhat exclusive, but if you know the right people you're set.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food in Annenberg is alright, but it's great to be able to eat with friends. Upperclassmen dining halls have somewhat better food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Solid housing, ideally located in Harvard Yard right near academic buildings.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Never met anyone interested in school athletics here

10 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Haven't seen any issues myself but seems to be not a problem

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of ethnic restaurants and options for dining.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is relatively safe though there are some rare occurrances

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College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not receive financial aid, I was paid because I worked for the hospital

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: High quality of courses offered with brilliant professors

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many career prospects and the networking opportunities are good

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's an international city with lots of nightlife and culture

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I really have no interaction with Greek life on campus

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Cambridge is a wonderful little college town. There are lots of great places to eat and shop. If Cambridge doesn't do it for you, Boston is a couple stops away on the T.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is one of Harvard's main priorities. There are extra precautions and safety procedures put in place to make sure that we are safe during our time on campus.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is very helpful here. There is always somebody to lend an ear or be of any support.

4 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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