Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

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Harvard University Student Essentials

Harvard University Student Essentials
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

About Harvard University

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

80% of students gave Harvard University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1996

Overall Rating

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

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.


Harvard University Map & Location

Harvard University
1350 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138


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Getting Around Harvard University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

9/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Cambridge, MA

Winter
Dec
41
28
Jan
36
22
Feb
39
25
Spring
Mar
45
31
Apr
56
41
May
66
50
Summer
Jun
76
60
Jul
82
65
Aug
80
65
Fall
Sep
72
57
Oct
61
47
Nov
52
38

Students

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

Ethnic Diversity:

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

Undergraduate 63%
Graduate 37%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 48%
Men 52%
International 19%
Domestic 81%

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