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Facilities A+
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Harvard University is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 29,652 students and offering 301 degrees in Cambridge, MA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Harvard University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the 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.
1
Human and Social Sciences
1,892 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
10
1
3
American/united States Studies/civilization
0
3
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature
1
Ancient Studies/civilization
1
0
Anthropology
27
7
5
Behavioral Aspects of Health
22
4
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
0
0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
20
0
3
Clinical Psychology
1
Comparative Literature
10
3
6
Divinity/ministry
46
East Asian Studies
25
22
12
Educational Psychology
0
0
Experimental Psychology
93
16
13
Folklore Studies
1
German Studies
0
Health Policy Analysis
29
10
Historic Preservation and Conservation
1
History
97
29
11
Humanities/humanistic Studies
28
International Relations and Affairs
17
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
0
Linguistics
7
5
3
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
0
Middle/near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
1
Modern Greek Language and Literature
1
0
Multicultural Education
0
Museology/museum Studies
47
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
3
16
10
Philosophy
24
4
5
Physical and Biological Anthropology
0
3
Political Science
147
24
35
Psychology
0
7
0
Public Administration
370
Public Policy Analysis
206
17
Religion/religious Studies
7
6
7
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
7
Social Psychology
0
Social Sciences
175
Sociology
49
10
9
South Asian Studies
2
4
1
Theology and Religious Vocations
9
Theology/theological Studies
81
Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies
0
Women's Studies
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
1,397 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
922
0
8
Commerce
125
0
Business/managerial Economics
2
12
Economics
183
23
14
Finance
87
Organizational Behavior Studies
1
5
Project Management
1
Real Estate
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
1,060 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American History (United States)
0
3
Applied Mathematics
91
12
4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
28
4
12
Asian History
0
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
1
2
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
0
0
Creative Writing
6
Curriculum and Instruction
0
Education
381
12
65
Education Policy Analysis
0
Educational/instructional Technology
49
Educational Leadership and Administration
49
1
English Language and Literature
58
25
9
Foreign Languages and Literatures
1
French Language and Literature
0
German Language and Literature
3
0
1
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
0
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
40
2
4
International and Comparative Education
71
Latin Language and Literature
1
1
Liberal Arts
12
2
1
Mathematics Teacher Education
11
Reading Teacher Education
0
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
15
10
9
Secondary School Administration/principalship
45
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
2
1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
16
0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
0
Urban Education and Leadership
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
914 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy
0
Astronomy and Astrophysics
11
8
Astrophysics
0
8
Atomic/molecular Physics
0
4
Biochemistry
0
0
16
Bioinformatics
2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
0
5
Biology
31
15
Biophysics
13
Biostatistics
32
12
Cell Biology and Anatomy
2
Cellular and Molecular Biology
30
12
11
Cellular Biology and Histology
3
Chemical Physics
7
Chemistry
53
22
22
Computational Mathematics
1
Developmental Biology and Embryology
53
3
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
17
26
Environmental Health
15
12
Epidemiology
47
23
Evolutionary Biology
86
1
0
Genetics
4
Genome Sciences/genomics
3
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
0
Geology/earth Science
0
Mathematics
37
5
12
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
0
3
Microbiology and Immunology
5
Natural Sciences
29
Pathology/experimental Pathology
0
Physics
41
25
27
Planetary Astronomy and Science
7
8
9
Statistics
43
22
9
Systematic Biology/biological Systematics
0
9
Virology
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Legal and Law
782 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/studies
180
10
Law
590
Legal Studies
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
735 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced General Dentistry
1
0
Advanced/graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences
2
Dental Clinical Sciences
1
10
Dental Public Health and Education
0
2
Dentistry
37
Endodontics/endodontology
0
3
0
Health/health Care Administration/management
0
Human Nutrition
0
8
Immunology
18
International Public Health/international Health
22
8
Medical Informatics
10
Medical Scientist
14
Medicine
162
Neurobiology and Anatomy
67
3
23
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
14
0
0
Oral/maxillofacial Surgery
0
Orthodontics/orthodontology
0
5
0
Pediatric Dentistry/pedodontics
0
Periodontics/periodontology
0
5
0
Pre-Medicine/pre-Medical Studies
0
Prosthodontics/prosthodontology
0
11
0
Public Health
274
6
Public Health Education and Promotion
29
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Engineering
575 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural History and Criticism
7
0
Architecture
118
5
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
15
6
Biomedical Sciences
3
23
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
80
1
Computer Engineering
20
Computer Software Engineering
22
0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
10
Engineering Science
33
21
24
Environmental Studies
10
86
4
Landscape Architecture
73
Mechanical Engineering
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
180 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
54
Computer Science
98
18
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
95 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Applied Arts
6
Digital Arts
31
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
1
23
Film/cinema/video Studies
0
Music
5
0
9
Music Performance
4
Visual and Performing Arts
16
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Agriculture
22 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural and Building Sciences/technology
22
Natural Resources Management and Policy
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Communication and Media
16 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies
0
Journalism
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Harvard University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Administration and Management
Commerce
Clinical Psychology
Communication and Media Studies
Computational Mathematics
Computer and Information Sciences
*Sources for school statistics and data include the 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.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Harvard Medical School at Children's Hospital)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General 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 McLean Hospital)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Pediatric Dentistry (Harvard Medical School at Children's Hospital)
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months)
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)
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools
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 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)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
history and literature, Class of 1987

I don't recall anything in particular, but I graduated a long time ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology and Social Relations, Class of 1979

this question is too broad. Harvard offers the best professional degrees in the country and is always improving their internal platform to keep alumni connected

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1986

A great many things, including one hell of a bill.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology & Social Relations, Class of 1981

High caliber of students and alumni for networking, highest quality of academics and reputation, best facilities, and reputation.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Studies, Class of 2014

Office of career services. Think you have online access to Vault materials. Lots of companies come and interview on campus or visit campus career fairs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies, Class of 2014

the most exclusive network in the country

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psych, Class of 2001

Tons of coaching, advisors, events to meet industries

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2004

Networking events, ocs, good name on resume

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Studies, Class of 2002

On-campus recruiting events and interviews, career services counseling.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
BS, Class of 1972

Mostly uninteresting self absorbed connected kids

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biochemistry/psychology, Class of 1978

Progressive, intellectual, self-starters, individualists with a concern for the big picture

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology and Social Relations, Class of 1979

this question is too broad. a mixture of pre-professional, liberal arts and science majors. lots of serious and brilliant students, others who get where they are going by discipline and hard work, others who coast by on family connections. Not a party school, no fraternities, but there is an active social life for those who seek it, and many entertainment/cultural opportunities in Cambridge and Boston.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1986

No; not going to talk about something that occurred almost 30 years ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology & Social Relations, Class of 1981

Best academically prepared and socially/culturally diverse, best & brightest

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
BS, Class of 1972

The best in the world

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology and Social Relations, Class of 1979

Harvard is willing to spend a lot of money on these things and they are usually up to date if not state of the art

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology & Social Relations, Class of 1981

State of the art and historical but renovated to current standards

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2004

Some old, but a lot of new construction and refits

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology and Social Relations, Class of 1979

this question is too broad. they have private "eating clubs" that perform some of the same social and networking functions done by frats on other campuses. the theatre program is excellent. though most of our sports teams do not compete on the national level, because we are on a river we have rowing teams that can compete with the best in the world "unique" does not take modifiers LOL!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology & Social Relations, Class of 1981

Ivy League sports (squash, lacrosse, crew, etc) and high level networking

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psych, Class of 2001

Don't know about anything unique

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2004

Glee clubs, much to my chagrin

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Studies, Class of 2002

There is something for everyone. One of the most unique was the opportunity to write for Let's Go travel guides.

Rated January 2016
SCHOOL 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?

Questions and Answers about Harvard University

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How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?
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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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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?
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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?
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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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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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