Harvard College Profile

Harvard, founded in 1636, is a private, Ivy League university. Radcliffe, now part of Harvard, was established as an ‘annex’ for women in 1879. All classes and facilities are now coeducational. Its 380-acre campus is located in Cambridge, across the Charles River from Boston. Campus architecture ranges from Bulfinch to H.H. Richardson and Le Corbusier.
Institution Type: Private
Coeducational: Yes
Undergraduate Students: 6,655
Women: 3,373 (50.7%)
Men: 3,282 (49.3%)
Graduate Students: 3,738



Overall Admission Rate: 7% of 29,114 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 1
Selection of Students
Academic GPA: X
Standardized Tests: X
Essay: X
Extracurricular Activities: X
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math: 690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 690-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 690-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 31-34 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance $53,856
Tuition and Fees $38,416
Room and Board $12,308
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $41,157
Average Indebtedness of
2009 Graduates $10,871


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,712
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 44% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 7% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-59 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes


Financial Aid Office
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Application Process
Application Deadline February 1
Award Notification On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
Code is 002155 Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

University Web Site:  www.harvard.edu/

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