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Harvard University

591 reviews
  1. Cambridge, MA
  2. 4 Year
#4 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Harvard University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
6%
SAT Range
1410-1600
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$15,095/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,473/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,866/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,310/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,958/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,275/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
95%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,200Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Average
    5%
  • Brilliant
    20%
  • Passionately committed
    30%
  • Smart
    45%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
5%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.37 responses
Poll
4%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Intense
    26%
  • Intense, Passionate, Diverse and Life Changing
    63%
  • It's Harvard
    5%
  • Realistic and not magical
    5%

After Harvard University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$87,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
98%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

591 reviews
  • Excellent
    214
  • Very Good
    194
  • Average
    150
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    11
I absolutely love Harvard and everything that is has to offer. I am so excited to begin the next chapter of my life at such an amazing institution!
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
The alumni from this school gives us a framework of people we can reach out to and internships and programs we can apply to.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I liked the lectures and sections. I especially liked the freshman seminars and expository writing class for their small class sizes.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago