Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA
Harvard University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Harvard University Rankings
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High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Sciences175 Graduates
Political Science and Government147 Graduates
Computer Science98 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology93 Graduates
Computational and Applied Mathematics91 Graduates
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology86 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics80 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology67 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.52 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.66 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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After Harvard University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
- Very Good203
Harvard is a really great school like any other and your experience is really what you make of it. Don't beat yourself up trying to get accepted, though, because I'm sure you can have an equally great experience at another college that may be a better fit for you. Good luck in the college search process!
- 1 month ago
The best people in the world come together in 1 school! Great professors, great alumni, intelligent friends, tons of opportunities.
- 19 days ago
The academics are absolutely fantastic. They vary, of course, depending on student choice. Many students take only bland huge introductory lecture classes and then complain about how they've never met their professors. However, there are literally thousands of options of the beaten path for small seminar classes in countless areas. I have tried to take as many of these as possible, and my average class size has been about five. Going to dinner at professors' houses is not uncommon, and the vast majority of professors put a lot of time into getting to know students. Every professor holds generous office hours, so any complaint that professors are inaccessible generally rests with the student. After my two-person class last year, which often went hours over, we sometimes went for drinks. Students and professors seem to be parts of the same community, not separate entities. I highly recommend putting at least two small and obscure classes on your schedule every term. Overall, Harvard's academics lives up to its name.
- College Sophomore
- Jan 3 2016