Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University

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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Harvard University 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?

Harvard University Review

A Excellent
4.568175 Based on 11 Reviews
Career Preparation
A
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
A+
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

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.

2387 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
 
4
 
 
 
African-American/Black Studies
 
39
2
 
7
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
 
0
 
3
Ancient Studies/Civilization
 
 
4
 
0
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
 
 
 
 
0
Anthropology
 
25
16
 
5
Anthropology, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Archeology
 
9
 
 
 
Behavioral Aspects of Health
 
 
0
 
0
Behavioral Sciences
 
10
1
 
11
Caribbean Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
26
 
 
 
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
 
 
0
 
3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
27
0
 
1
Clinical Psychology
 
 
3
 
 
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
 
0
 
 
 
Comparative Literature
 
14
4
 
6
Divinity/Ministry
 
 
33
 
 
East Asian Studies
 
29
24
 
8
Educational Psychology
 
 
0
 
1
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
15
 
 
 
Experimental Psychology
 
89
13
 
22
Folklore Studies
 
9
 
 
 
Gay/Lesbian Studies
 
0
 
 
 
German Studies
 
 
 
 
0
Health Policy Analysis
 
 
2
 
10
Historic Preservation and Conservation, Other
 
 
9
 
 
History, General
 
77
36
 
13
History, Other
 
51
 
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
21
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
 
126
 
 
Islamic Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
3
 
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
21
1
 
6
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
 
6
0
 
 
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
9
 
 
Modern Greek Language and Literature
 
 
0
 
1
Multicultural Education
 
 
 
 
0
Museology/Museum Studies
 
 
53
 
 
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
 
12
22
 
12
Philosophy
 
38
2
 
3
Physical and Biological Anthropology
 
 
0
 
0
Political Science and Government, General
 
196
40
 
20
Psychology, General
 
68
29
 
0
Public Administration
 
 
368
 
 
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
 
208
 
0
Public Policy Analysis, Other
 
 
0
 
4
Religion/Religious Studies
 
22
20
 
16
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
11
8
 
6
Russian Studies
 
3
 
 
 
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
 
0
8
 
 
Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
 
 
0
 
 
Social Psychology
 
 
 
 
0
Social Sciences, General
 
178
 
 
 
Sociology
 
49
16
 
5
South Asian Studies
 
1
1
 
1
Sustainability Studies
 
 
9
 
 
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
 
 
 
 
3
Theology/Theological Studies
 
0
72
 
 
Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies
 
 
1
 
1
Women's Studies
 
24
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1688 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
1161
0
7
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
0
 
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
 
3
 
0
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
334
7
 
41
Economics, General
 
0
0
 
0
Finance, General
 
 
111
 
 
Organizational Behavior Studies
 
 
0
 
6
Project Management
 
 
0
 
 
Real Estate
 
 
14
 
 
Research and Development Management
 
 
4
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1336 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American History (United States)
 
 
0
 
0
Applied Mathematics, General
 
103
18
 
3
Arabic Language and Literature
 
3
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
15
2
 
4
Asian History
 
 
 
 
0
Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian Languages and Literatures
 
0
 
 
 
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
 
3
2
 
2
Chinese Language and Literature
 
26
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
0
16
 
Creative Writing
 
 
16
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
0
 
 
Education Policy Analysis
 
 
 
 
0
Education, General
 
10
620
0
43
Education, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
22
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
0
 
0
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
66
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
82
29
 
9
European History
 
1
 
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
 
0
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
25
0
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
5
2
 
5
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
 
5
 
 
 
Hebrew Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
 
0
Hindi Language and Literature
 
1
 
 
 
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
 
52
8
 
7
Indonesian/Malay Languages and Literatures
 
0
 
 
 
International and Comparative Education
 
 
0
 
 
Italian Language and Literature
 
7
 
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
Korean Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
Latin Language and Literature
 
0
0
 
0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
0
3
0
0
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
24
 
 
Polish Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Portuguese Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
11
8
 
6
Russian Language and Literature
 
6
 
 
 
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
 
0
 
 
 
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
 
 
0
 
 
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
5
4
 
4
Spanish Language and Literature
 
46
 
 
 
Swedish Language and Literature
 
1
 
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
0
 
0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Turkish Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Urban Education and Leadership
 
 
 
 
0

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1310 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced General Dentistry
 
 
 
8
 
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
 
 
33
 
 
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
 
 
 
1
8
Dental Public Health and Education
 
 
1
0
 
Dentistry
 
 
 
 
35
Endodontics/Endodontology
 
 
0
0
0
Health Services Administration
 
 
10
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
26
 
 
Human Nutrition
 
 
0
 
8
Immunology
 
 
 
 
12
International Public Health/International Health
 
214
60
 
16
Medical Informatics
 
 
38
 
12
Medical Scientist
 
 
126
 
 
Medicine
 
 
 
 
168
Neurobiology and Anatomy
 
52
0
 
22
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
 
 
18
0
 
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
 
 
 
1
 
Orthodontics/Orthodontology
 
 
0
0
0
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
 
 
 
5
 
Periodontics/Periodontology
 
 
0
0
 
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
 
 
 
69
 
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology
 
 
0
1
 
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
 
0
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
350
 
15
Public Health, Other
 
 
1
 
0

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1222 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy
 
 
0
 
 
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
 
4
1
 
 
Astrophysics
 
6
0
 
6
Atomic/Molecular Physics
 
 
0
 
10
Biochemistry
 
0
2
 
52
Bioinformatics
 
 
2
 
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
1
 
9
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
3
24
 
18
Biophysics
 
 
0
 
16
Biostatistics
 
 
86
 
38
Biotechnology
 
 
23
 
3
Cell Biology and Anatomy
 
 
 
 
1
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
67
5
 
10
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
 
 
 
 
0
Chemical Physics
 
20
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
19
18
 
32
Chemistry, Other
 
8
 
 
 
Computational Biology
 
 
16
 
 
Computational Mathematics
 
 
5
 
 
Developmental Biology and Embryology
 
37
 
 
3
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
 
 
11
 
27
Environmental Health
 
 
10
 
9
Epidemiology
 
 
86
 
13
Evolutionary Biology
 
79
0
 
0
Genetics, General
 
 
 
 
0
Genome Sciences/Genomics
 
 
 
 
7
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
0
0
 
0
Mathematics, General
 
75
3
 
10
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
 
 
0
 
0
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
 
3
 
 
 
Microbiology and Immunology
 
 
0
 
2
Natural Sciences
 
40
 
 
 
Neuroscience
 
29
 
 
 
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
 
 
 
 
0
Physics, General
 
42
18
 
33
Planetary Astronomy and Science
 
11
6
 
8
Statistics, General
 
97
23
 
8
Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics
 
 
2
 
12
Virology
 
 
0
 
13

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

789 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
 
 
113
 
 
Architectural History and Criticism, General
 
 
4
 
0
Architecture
 
 
2
 
11
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
18
4
 
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
2
 
18
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
3
 
49
Biotechnology
 
 
23
 
3
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
 
53
 
0
Computer Engineering, General
 
 
46
 
 
Computer Software Engineering
 
 
52
0
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
19
 
 
 
Engineering Design
 
 
18
 
 
Engineering Science
 
37
26
 
25
Environmental Studies
 
36
200
0
 
Landscape Architecture
 
 
7
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
20
 
 
 

356 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
 
78
 
 
Computer Science
 
227
16
 
18
Information Science/Studies
 
 
17
 
 

181 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Applied Arts, Other
 
 
17
 
 
Digital Arts
 
 
59
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
0
3
0
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
7
0
 
0
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
7
 
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
 
3
 
 
Music, General
 
28
0
 
6
Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
48
3
 
 

27 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
 
 
27
 
 

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Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education
Specialized Institution 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
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)

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?

4.4545454545455 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.

    4 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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1986

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

    5 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.

    5 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

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

    the most exclusive network in the country

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psych, Class of 2001

    Tons of coaching, advisors, events to meet industries

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2004

    Networking events, ocs, good name on resume

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social Studies, Class of 2002

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

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.6363636363636 Based on 11 Reviews
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1972

    Mostly uninteresting self absorbed connected kids

    2 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biochemistry/psychology, Class of 1978

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

    5 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1986

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

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

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

    5 Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.8181818181818 Based on 11 Reviews
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1972

    The best in the world

    5 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

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

    State of the art and historical but renovated to current standards

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2004

    Some old, but a lot of new construction and refits

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.3636363636364 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!

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

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psych, Class of 2001

    Don't know about anything unique

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2004

    Glee clubs, much to my chagrin

    2 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

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