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Neo-Gothic architecture and ivy-covered façades adorn what is most likely the most revered academic institution in the world. With an enormous endowment to support anything from cutting-edge research institutes to top-notch athletic teams, Harvard brings in some of the brightest students in the world. Harvard, founded in 1636, is a private, Ivy League university.  Its 380-acre campus is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts across the Charles River from Boston.  Admission is extremely competitive; Harvard has the lowest acceptance rate of any large U.S. university.  In recent years fewer than 8% of applicants were admitted. Harvard frequently receives first, second or third place in college rankings. The university is know for it world-class faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, interesting and diverse student body, picturesque urban location, and generous need-based student aid. Its long and colorful history is full of interesting anecdotes as well; Theodore Roosevelt kept a small menagerie of pets that included lobsters, snakes, and a tortoise in his Harvard dorm room.


Admissions Phone 617 495-1551
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 3434 ACT: 1840 FAFSA: E00468 CSS Profile: E00468
Location Cambridge, MA; Small city across the river from Boston
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper Harvard Crimson
Enrollment ~7,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Economics, Political Science, Sociology
Student Life With the largest endowment of any university in the world, Harvard generously support students in and out of the classroom. With its 50,000 square foot Student Organization Center at Hilles dedicated to creating an environment conducive to student initiatives as well as more museums than you could feasibly visit in your four years, there is no shortage of things to do at Harvard and the city of Boston.
International ~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Recommended;  SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall and Spring
Crossover Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Stanford
Other Most Selective (<10% admitted), Restricted Early Action, Common Application & Supplement

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