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Harvard University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

$54,133 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
4% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Harvard University?


Contact details for Harvard are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-1000

How Do I Get Into Harvard?

You can apply to Harvard online at:

Admission Requirements for Harvard

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Harvard?

4% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
54% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Harvard, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 4%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 4%, and the acceptance rate for women is 4%.

Average Test Scores

About 54% of students accepted to Harvard submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 730 and 780. Math scores were between 750 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Harvard University  ( 730 to 780 )

SAT Math Scores for Harvard University  ( 750 to 800 )
Harvard received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 35 and 36. Math scores were between 32 and 35. Composite scores were between 33 and 36.

ACT English Scores for Harvard University  ( 35 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Harvard University  ( 32 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Harvard University  ( 33 to 36 )

Can I Afford Harvard University?

$54,133 Net Price
4% Take Out Loans
0.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Harvard is $54,133. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Harvard, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $8,799 a year. That adds up to $35,196 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Harvard is 0.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Harvard University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,483 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,579 undergraduate students at Harvard, with 7,483 being full-time and 2,096 being part-time.


There are also 21,766 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,483 full-time undergraduates at Harvard, 50% are male and 50% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Harvard University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,583
Black or African American 691
Hispanic or Latino 868
White 2,652
International Students 960
Other Races/Ethnicities 729

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Harvard University. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 151 countries are represented at Harvard. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at Harvard University

10,495 Took All Classes Online
11,929 Took At Least One Class Online
154.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 11,929 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Harvard has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Harvard

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Harvard University was 154.0%. This is the #243 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Harvard regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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