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Harvard University

Massachusetts Hall,
Cambridge, Massachusetts – 2138 
Phone: 
(617)495-1000

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

4%

Admissions Yield

84%

Applicants Total

57,786

Admissions Total

2,318

ENROLLMENT

Harvard University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,579 and a student faculty ratio of 7:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
2,984
Total Enrollment
31,345
Undergraduate Enrollment
9,579
Graduate Enrollment
21,766
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
96
Student-to-faculty Ratio
7
Enrolled Total
1,951

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Harvard University is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $75
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $55,587
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $78,028
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $78,028

ACT Requirements​

31%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

33%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

36%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Harvard University scored between a 1480 – 1580 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1530. Roughly 54% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
54%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
730
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
780
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
750
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
800

Admissions Criteria

The Harvard University evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Recommended
Secondary school rank
Recommended
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Neither required nor recommended

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
8%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
11%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
34%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
8%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
18%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

73% of students at Harvard University are awarded financial aid with an average package of $59,840. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

73%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$59,840

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$13,910

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Harvard University has an average graduation rate of 86% within 4 years and 97% within 6 years. At Harvard University, 1,476 students earn a bachelors, 4,593 receive a master’s, and 1,443 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 16% of the student body are from foreign countries,15% in-state, and 69% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
15%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
69%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
16%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
1,476
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
4,593
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
1,443
Graduation rate, total cohort
97
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
86
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
97