Harvard University

About

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was named after the College’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. A statue of John Harvard stands today in front of University Hall in Harvard Yard, and is perhaps the University’s best known landmark.
Location

Cambridge, MA

Undergraduates

7,582

Setting

Urban

Academic Calendar

Semester

Student-Faculty Ratio

7:1

Total Applicants

42,749

Academics

0
Average SAT
0%
Acceptance Rate
0
Average ACT

Test Scores

Test Optional

School Type

Private

Application Fee

$75

Recommendation Letters

Required

Transcripts

Final, Mid-Year

Application

Common Application, Coalition Application

Graduation Rate

86%

Retention Rate

99%

First-Year Enrollment

1,687

Demographics

Racial/Ethnic Diversity
Gender Ratio
0%
Percent International
0%
First Generation
0%
Receiving Pell Grant

Out-of-State Tuition

$50,420

Cost of Attendance

$71,135

In-State Tuition

$50,420

Deadlines

Early Decision:

11/01/2021

Early Action:

11/01/2021

Regular Decision:

01/01/2022

Admissions Cycles:

Early Action
Early Decision I
Regular Decision