Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

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Harvard University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due March 6
SAT II Scores Due February 23
College Will Notify April 1
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 17,677 16,539 34,216
Accepted 1,049 940 1,989
Acceptance Rate 6% 6% 5%
Enrolled 871 793 1,664

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

SAT Scores

(89% of Students Admitted to Harvard University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 700 to 800
  • Math 710 to 790
  • Writing 710 to 800
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 800 790 800
Bottom 25th Percentile 700 710 710

ACT Scores

(31% of Students Admitted to Harvard University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 33 to 35
  • Math 31 to 35
  • Composite 32 to 35
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 35 35 35
Bottom 25th Percentile 33 31 32

Harvard University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent     Not Considered
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Not Considered
High School Transcript   Considered
Recommendations   Considered
Essay     Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Considered
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL     Not Considered

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4
Foreign Language 4
History 2
Math 4
Science 4
Social Studies 3
Electives 1 1

Harvard University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 14,495 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 12 (0%)

Harvard University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 4)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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