Harvard UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Cambridge, MA

This school is more affordable than other schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$51,925

Avg tuition

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About Harvard University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Harvard University is a private Ivy League school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school educates over 32,000 students. Learners at Harvard have access to more than 55 undergraduate and 135 graduate disciplines. The competitive research institution accepts just 5% of applicants and graduates 97% of students. The historical campus features 28 libraries, 15 museums, and globally recognized research centers and institutes. Harvard students also have access to more than 450 student groups and organizations.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a highly selective acceptance rate.

This school is very selective about its students. Selective schools welcome 1-14% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

5% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1460-1570

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 33-35

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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32k

Students Enrolled

18%

Online Student Enrollment

7:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

40%

Non-U.S. Citizen

23%

Asian

14%

Hispanic

9%

Black

6%

Unknown

4%

Two or more races

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

51%

Socio-economic diversity

18% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

18%

State Grant Aid

3%

Institution Grant Aid

57%

Pell Grant

18%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $7,465
State Grant Aid $2,697
Institution Grant Aid $53,138
Pell Grant Aid $4,859

Financial Outlook

$91k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$14k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.