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Harvard University
Snapshot
Status
Private
Acceptance Rate
3%
SAT Range
1490-1580
ACT Range
34-36
Student/Faculty Ratio
17:1
Total Enrollments
30,631
Total Cost
$83,538
Net Average Cost of Attendance
$19,491
Main Address
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Rankings
Overall Scores
A+
Admissions & Acceptance
A+
Retention & Graduation
A+
Instructors & Faculty
B
Financial Resources

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Summary
What makes Harvard University unique?

 

As the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, Harvard University already makes a good impression when it’s about choosing where to get some more education. So many years of experience and knowledge can’t be wrong! Harvard is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. Its goal is to push the boundaries of human knowledge – and that’s why it attracts the most talented young adults from our whole planet. The unique and diverse students of Harvard University become leaders in various disciplines and make a difference all around the globe. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of such a unique community?

Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(617) 495-1000
Location
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
Setting
Midsized City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Selectivity
Acceptance Rate (2022)
Completion Rate (2022)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2022) 30,631
Women 54%
Men 46%
Total Enrollments (2022) 30,631
White 33%
International (Non-Citizen) 25%
Asian 14%
Hispanic or Latino 9%
Unknown 7%
Black or African American 6%
Multiracial 4%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Costs
In State Tuition (2022)
$52,659
Out of State Tuition (2022)
$52,659
Books
$900
On Campus Room & Board
$19,502

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Degrees
Total Awards (2022) 11,904
Master's 54%
Bachelor's 16%
Certificate 16%
Doctoral 14%
Associate's 0%
Total Awards (2022) 11,904
Human and Social Sciences 24%
Business 18%
Education and Liberal Arts 15%
Mathematics and Science 13%
Healthcare 9%
Legal and Law 7%
Engineering 6%
Computer Technology 4%
Trades and Careers 2%
Art and Design 1%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Accreditation
Accreditation
Accredited By
New England Commission of Higher Education
Specialized Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Predoctoral (Harvard University School of Dental Medicine Predoctoral Internship)
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • Oral Medicine
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (AEGD ? 12 Months)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Harvard Medical School at McLean Hospital)
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts Mental Health Center)
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital)
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
  • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology (Harvard University Divinity School)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Questions & Answers
Question
How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

Home of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge presents an attractive pool of highly educated candidates. (Nearly three-fourths of residents over the age of 25 have at least a bachelor’s degree.) Employers are eager to take advantage of this talent, and the average household income is well above the national average. Cambridge’s proximity to Boston (about a mile) offers further job prospects.

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What major companies/industries are hiring what type of graduates/skills in this city?
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Answered by: Universities.com

Cambridge’s two educational meccas are the city’s leading employers. Graduates in STEM disciplines may find work at biotech companies such as Novartis, Biogen, and Sanofi; engineering consultants CDM Smith and Raytheon; and software powerhouses Microsoft, Google, and HubSpot. Mount Auburn Hospital and Cambridge Hospital Alliance are major employers of people with degrees in health sciences.

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Is this city more of a college town or a great place to start a career and family?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

Harvard and MIT definitely give Cambridge a cultured, intellectual feel. The city is divided into 13 residential neighborhoods, each with its own flavor. Housing can be expensive and hard to find, so renting is a popular option. Parents looking for educational choices love Cambridge for its variety of private, parochial, and charter schools as well as a public grade school system that operates under a controlled-choice plan.

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What do the locals in this city like to do for fun?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

From the Museum of Science in East Cambridge to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Harvard Square, Cambridge has a variety of mind-enriching cultural attractions. Many residents like to browse bookstores (Harvard Square alone has more than 30). Others enjoy the distinctive movie selections at Kendall Square Cinema followed by dinner at a hip new restaurant or a traditional bar and grill. The Charles River is a popular spot to enjoy boating, kayaking, and canoeing.

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What's the dating scene like in this city? Will I meet my perfect mate?
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Answered by: Universities.com

A city of more than 105,000 people and a median age of 30.2 means plenty of singles! You might just find a kindred spirit at the next table at one of the coffeehouses in Inman Square. Expand your options with a journey into Boston for a Pops concert or a Red Sox game.

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