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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing system establishes a real tight knit community by first housing all freshmen together on Harvard Yard, and then moving them to upperclassman houses where you'll meet other upperclassmen and gain an extra identity.

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Frats at Harvard are different—not snobby, overly fratty, or obnoxious. Joining a frat is somewhat pitied because much more importance is placed on joining a Harvard Final Club as an upperclassman.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics aren't all encompassing for student life—the football team doesn't rule the school—but they do provide a strong focal point for school spirit and community, especially through our rivalry with Yale.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Nothing beats the prestige of the Harvard name. The education is comparable to other top tier universities, but the Harvard name empowers undergraduates to attract some of the worlds most renowned leaders and add credibility to any initiative or conference they might start.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are very attentive and have effective teaching mechanisms. They are clearly very passionate and want their students to learn everything possible.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The alumni network is very strong and there are many opportunities to gain internships off campus. The career center is very helpful and knowledgable.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: University officers are very upfront about issues on campus and keep everyone informed. Campus crime is relatively low but when there is an issue there are many services available to students.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is neat and effective. Students generally take care of their living spaces and the university keeps up with them as well.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very low at Harvard. It is not a main priority for many students but it is available for those who wish to get involved.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors genuinely care about their students and encourage them to succeed. Everyone is approachable and friendly. I feel valued to be at this university.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: There is very limited school spirit when it comes to athletics

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors are amazing and easy to get help from, classes are interesting

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great alumni network and its easy to find someone from Harvard to connect with in any job field

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't really know a lot about it, the two groups pretty much keep to themselves

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have loved it here, professors and fellow students are incredible

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics are popular, especially the Harvard-Yale Game

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of underage alcohol usage but that is to be expected.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very few people go to bars/clubs and most people go to on campus parties.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are always a ton of parties going on Friday through Sunday nights.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: Harvard leans on the side of being too liberal, where more moderate opinions can sometimes feel stifled.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are always experts in their field and the TAs are super helpful and kind as well.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: 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.

14 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Everything feels quite safe and secure. The administration is working hard to prevent sexual assault, but it seems like they're going about it the wrong way. Surveys are useless, if there's even a single assault, it's a big problem so why spend so much time on surveys and so little time on preventative measures? Overall, the campus feels very safe, and those areas in which it is lacking are being addressed.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is absolutely magnificent. Most housing is in beautiful nineteenth or early twentieth century buildings. While some exist, there are very few "cinder block wall" style rooms. The majority of the housing is fantastic -- and the newly renovated houses might be the best undergraduate housing in the world -- but there are some stinkers. Most people who have the less desirable housing come to love it though.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life seems great because if you want to join you can, and if you don't, you aren't bothered by it. It's a part of campus, but a quiet one which is both accessible and ignorable.

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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