Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies
General Natural Resources Management and Policy

Arts & Humanities

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
General Music
German Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science/Technology
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other History
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Theology/Theological Studies
Visual and Performing Arts


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics

Communication & Media

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Communication and Media Studies


Major Associates Bachelors Masters


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Advanced General Dentistry (Cert, MS, PhD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Other Public Health
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health (MPH, DPH)

Legal Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)

Life Science

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Evolutionary Biology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Atomic/Molecular Physics
Geology/Earth Science

Social Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
East Asian Studies
Folklore Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Other Area Studies
Physical Anthropology
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

80% of students gave Harvard University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1996

Academics Rating

The classes vary greatly in diversity and difficulty. The ability to take classes at the undergraduate level from the graduate schools is relatively limited. Professors are often famous and diffcult to get facetime with. The workload is what you want it to be. Class sizes vary by popularity, famous classes with famous professors tend to get pretty full and can get in to the hundreds for lectures.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1970

Academics Rating

One can go as high as one wants an have support One can go as high as one wants an have support One can go as high as one wants an have support One can go as high as one wants an have support One can go as high as one wants an have support

Harvard University Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 97%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program

Class Sizes at Harvard University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 80%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 5%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 13%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 80%
50 - 100 Students 5%
20 - 49 Students 13%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 76
  • Asian: 10
  • Unknown and Other: 8
  • Latino: 3
  • African American: 3
Caucasian 76
Asian 10
Unknown and Other 8
Latino 3
African American 3

Faculty at Harvard University

Total Faculty 2,508
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 7
Full-Time Professors 14,736
Male Faculty 1,699
Part-Time Professors 2,405
Women Faculty 809

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