Harvard UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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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

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

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.

Acceptance Rate 5%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 97%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 97%

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

Ways to Learn

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

Learning Environment

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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51%

Female Student Population

7:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

32k

Students Enrolled

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%

Socio-Economic Diversity

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

Financial Aid 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
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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.