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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
University Website: www.harvard.edu/
Apply Online: www.admissions.college.harvard.edu/apply/forms/index.html
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Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Harvard was named after its first benefactor, John Harvard. Although never formally affiliated with a church, the college primarily trained Congregationalist and Unitarian clergy. Harvard's curriculum and students became secular throughout the 18th century and by the 19th century had emerged as the central cultural establishment among Boston elites. Following the American Civil War, President Charles W. Eliot's forty-year tenure (1869–1909) transformed the college and affiliated professional schools into a centralized research university, and Harvard became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900.James Bryant Conant led the university through the Great Depression and World War II and began to reform the curriculum and liberalize admissions after the war. The undergraduate college became coeducational after its 1977 merger with Radcliffe College. Drew Gilpin Faust was elected the 28th president in 2007 and is the first woman to lead the university. Harvard has the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world, standing at $32 billion as of September 2011.

The university comprises eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area. Harvard's 210-acre (85 ha) main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3.4 miles (5.5 km) northwest of downtown Boston. The business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are located in the Longwood Medical Area.

Eight U.S. presidents have been graduates, and 75 Nobel Laureates have been student, faculty, or staff affiliates. Harvard is also the alma mater of sixty-two living billionaires, the most in the country. The Harvard University Library is the largest academic library in the United States, and one of the largest in the world.

The Harvard Crimson competes in 41 intercollegiate sports in the NCAA Division I Ivy League. Harvard has an intense athletic rivalry with Yale University traditionally culminating in The Game, although the Harvard–Yale Regatta predates the football game. This rivalry, though, is put aside every two years when the Harvard and Yale Track and Field teams come together to compete against a combined Oxford University and Cambridge University team, a competition that is the oldest continuous international amateur competition in the world.

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Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-1000

Apply online Admissions:
www.admissions.college.harvard.ed..
Financial Aid:
www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Harvard University

Statistics:
Applied 34,950
Admitted 2,188 6%
Enrolled total 1,661
Full Time: 1,661
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 690 790
SAT Math 700 800
SAT Writing 690 790
ACT Composite 31 35
ACT English 32 35
ACT Math 31 35
ACT Writing 8 10
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 97%
4-year graduation rate 88%
6-year graduation rate 98%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2013-01-01
Early Admission Deadline 2012-11-01
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline 2013-03-01
Student Response Deadline 2013-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2012-03-01
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Harvard University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $36,305.00 $36,305.00 $36,305.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $3,546.00 $3,546.00 $3,546.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $4,538.00 $4,538.00 $4,538.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $36,304.00 $36,304.00 $36,304.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,186.00 $1,186.00 $1,186.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $4,538.00 $4,538.00 $4,538.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $12,801.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $2,348.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $75.00
Graduate Application Fee $105.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 81%
Percent receiving grant aid 70%
Avg amount of grant aid $35,673.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 11%
Avg amount of student loan aid $4,857.00

Harvard University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architecture X
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X
Landscape Architecture X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X X
Area Studies, Other X
East Asian Studies X X
Near and Middle Eastern Studies X X
Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X X
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology X
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other X
Biostatistics X
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology X X
Evolutionary Biology X X
Immunology X
Neurobiology and Anatomy X X
Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics X
Virology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business/Commerce, General X
Business/Managerial Economics X
Organizational Behavior Studies X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Education, General X
ENGINEERING
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X
Engineering Science X X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
Comparative Literature X X
German Language and Literature X X
Linguistics X X
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics X
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advanced General Dentistry X
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology X
Public Health, General X
Public Health, Other X
HISTORY
American History (United States) X
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology X X
History, General X X
History, Other X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other X X X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X X
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Religion/Religious Studies X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Astronomy X
Astrophysics X
Atomic/Molecular Physics X X
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
Social Psychology X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Public Policy Analysis, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Social Sciences, General X
Sociology X X
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Divinity/Ministry X
Theology/Theological Studies X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Art/Art Studies, General X
Music, General X X
Visual and Performing Arts, General X
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