Description

As one of the oldest universities in the United States and a consistent source of highly educated graduates, Harvard University has become synonymous with higher education over its more than 350-year existence.

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts of the Greater Boston metropolitan area, Harvard University claims itself to be the nation’s first higher educational institution. Harvard was established in 1636 and has kept a tradition of rigorous and superb academia ever since.

Highly competitive for undergraduate admissions, Harvard University enrolls about half the number of undergraduate students than graduate students each year. Though relatively small by public university standards, Harvard employs some of the greatest minds in the world to instruct their undergraduate and graduate courses.

Bachelor’s degrees are offered in almost every field, while Harvard’s graduate programs include business, design, education, law, medicine, dental and a few more. With hundreds of millions in sponsored research funds, Harvard is able to sustain over 100 research centers, on campus and around the world. Faculty, fellows, graduate students, and even undergraduate students participate in numerous research projects supported by Harvard University.

Though academic excellence can be found across all Harvard programs, its business and law schools are particularly revered.

Though Harvard University prides itself on academic excellence, students still find time to participate in the many sports teams available to men and women, including crew, hockey, track, water polo and several more.

Harvard University’s elite reputation can be a little intimidating, but don’t let that discourage you. Check out the Harvard Fact Book online for more details regarding admissions.

Quick Facts about Harvard University

Region

Northeast

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Crimson

Website

www.harvard.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$36,305

Out-of-State Tuition

$36,305

Retention Rate

98%

Enrollment

10,710

Year Established

1636

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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80% of students gave Harvard University 5 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1996

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Harvard was great. The best part of the school is the ability to interact with other students. If you want to get in, study hard and learn to play the Erhu...in a band...that plays rock...that you started...that has signed with a label...which you also started.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1970

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

The tradition was the richest i know of on the continent. The tradition was the richest i know of on the continent. The tradition was the richest i know of on the continent. The tradition was the richest i know of on the continent.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
6,768
Freshman Class
1,670
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
10,710

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
63%
Graduate
37%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
99%
Part-Time
1%

Gender of Students

Women
48%
Men
52%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
7%
African American
7%
Caucasian
56%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
16%
Unknown and Other
14%

International Students

International
19%
Domestic
81%

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