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Off-Campus Housing: Almost nobody lives off campus because the dorms are, for the most part, really good, and Cambridge housing is both expensive and difficult to find. However, during the summer, a lot of students stay around Cambridge doing various things and are able to find nice, cheap, sublet apartments. During the year, though, I would definitely advise college housing.

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Off-Campus Housing: Usually, they make you live on campus the first year. I personally prefer to live off-campus because I can get more work done and don't have to deal with the constant dormitory melodrama.

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Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is expensive-at least $1,200 a month for anything in Harvard Square. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Off-Campus Housing: Housing on campus is too convenient to make you want to look into anything else; at least I never have. I do know it's only convenient if you're filthy rich!

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Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't want to live off-campus. Living on campus (and in Kirkland) is the best part of my Harvard experience.

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Off-Campus Housing: There is no reason to live off campus. 98 percent of Harvard kids live on campus because housing off campus is so expensive and the Harvard rooms are so nice.

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Off-Campus Housing: Housing off-campus is farther away from classes than on-campus housing and tends to be ridiculously expensive. Additionally, hardly anyone chooses off-campus housing options because their affinity towards their House satisfies nearly all students.

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Off-Campus Housing: Almost no one lives off campus. It's not really worth it to move out of the dorms. Real Estate in Cambridge is way too expensive and the Harvard dorm rooms are nice enough already.

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Diversity: It depends where you're coming from. It was much more diverse than my high school, but I've heard people say that it's not as diverse as theirs was. You can pretty much find any type of person, though.

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Diversity: I don't think anyone could possibly challenge Harvard in terms of diversity.

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Diversity: It's very diverse. There are organizations and student groups that promote every imaginable cultural group. Most are also very open and welcome guests, whether part of their ethnic or cultural background or not, to their events. Also, Boston is a subway ride away and offers everything any big city does.

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Diversity: I think that the campus is diverse. There are people from all over the world and of every different race or religion. Some people think that minorities are still underrepresented here, but I think that it's full of tons of different cultures that make Harvard a very exciting place to be.

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Diversity: Harvard's diversity is one of its biggest assets. I have friends from every imaginable racial, ethnic, and geographical group.

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Diversity: There are exchange students from, well, nearly everywhere. Occasionally, you will find a bigot, too, but there is plenty of diversity, and racial tension is fairly rare.

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Diversity: I've definitely met a lot of cool people from all over the world. But there are a lot of rich people here anyway, though they're not necessarily all white. Everyone's mostly pretty liberal, but there are some vocal conservatives. There's not always a wonderful diversity of opinion on things, but overall, you'll meet some interesting people.

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Diversity: Harvard is ethnically very diverse. But financially, the students at Harvard are not so diverse. In terms of political views of students, the extremes do not have a large presence.

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Diversity: The campus is ridiculously diverse. Not to mention, every ethnic group and religious group. makes themselves known and active.

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Diversity: The campus is incredibly diverse in more ways than just race. One night, on my way to a party, I found out that a guy I was walking with was previously in the circus. We passed a piano and learned that another guy was a concert pianist. Then another got drunk and started speaking Hindi. You never know who you're gonna meet.

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Diversity: Campus is very diverse. Harvard accepts kids from all 50 states, lots of foreign countries, and from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. We have every kind of person represented here.

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Diversity: `Diverse' is an understatement. Ethnically, racially, geographically, and financially, Harvard is possibly the most diverse college community in the world. Sometimes it's almost eerie, because at Harvard, every type of person is represented, and then people return home and see just how close-minded the rest of society can be sometimes.

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Diversity: The people here are amazing. You won't find a more diverse student population. There is no real majority at Harvard-nearly everyone is a minority, whether it be by race or religion.

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Guys & Girls: I'm a guy, and I would say most girls aren't that hot, but there is a fair share of cute girls. It's pretty much the same situation at any Top 15 school, I think.

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Guys & Girls: You've got your drop-dead-gorgeous, good-looking, okay, and dog-ugly.

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Guys & Girls: Dorks. However, the women in Boston have impressed me. The guys are jerks.

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Guys & Girls: There are some `beautiful people,' though I'd say all of the Ivies have more than their share of people that could stand to get out of the library a little more.

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