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Harvard University

1465-1483 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, United States
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    1,143
  • Class Notes
    805
  • Textbook Notes
    157
  • Study Guides
    181
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,132
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,687

About Harvard University

Harvard University is a school located in Cambridge, MA, US with a total of 10222 courses available to enroll in.

Overview

  • Enrollment


    36,012
  • Demographics


    • Asian - 22.9%
    • Black/African American - 15.2%
    • Hispanic/Latino - 12.3%
    • Other - 49.6%
  • Degree awarded


    • Bachelor's degrees
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate's degree
    • Professional Studies
    • Harvard Extension School
  • Areas of study


    • African and African American Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Astrophysics
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Chemical and Physical Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Chemistry and Physics
    • Classics
    • Comparative Literature
    • Computer Science
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences
    • East Asian Studies
    • Economics
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Sciences
    • English
    • Environmental Science and Engineering
    • Environmental Science and Public Policy
    • Folklore and Mythology
    • Germanic Languages and Literatures
    • Government
    • History
    • History and Literature
    • History and Science
    • History of Art and Architecture
    • Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology
    • Human Evolutionary Biology
    • Integrative Biology
    • Linguistics
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Music
    • Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
    • Neurobiology
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Religion, Comparative Study of
    • Romance Languages and Literatures
    • Slavic Languages and Literatures
    • Social Studies
    • Sociology
    • South Asian Studies
    • Special Concentrations
    • Statistics
    • Theater, Dance, and Media
    • Visual and Environmental Studies
    • Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Student to Faculty Ratio


    6:1
  • Faculty


    • Total Faculty - 2,400
  • Average class size


    10-40

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  • Location


    30 Dunster Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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  • Nearest cities


    • Boston - 3.5 miles away
    • New York City - 210 miles away
    • Philadelphia - 304 miles away

Academics


Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1636
  • Most prestigious university in the world
  • housed 48 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state, 48 Pulitzer Prize winners
  • an endowment of $37.1 billion dollars
  • 59,000 alumni living in some 202 different countries.

Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Biological sciences
  3. Computer science
  4. Mathematics
  5. International Law
  6. Political Science
  7. Business

Popular Minors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Creative writing
  4. Environmental studies
  5. Economics

Admissions


Acceptance Rate
6%
Application Deadline
Jan 1
SAT Reading and Writing
710-800
SAT Math
720-800
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
4.04
Early Decision/Early Action
Nov. 1

Student life


Full-Time Enrollment
6,700Undergrads
In-State
16.5%
Out-of-State
70.4%
International
12.8%

Being one of the best universities in the world, Harvard strives to create a world-class experience for its diverse student population. They have over 400 official student organizations from extracurriculars to athletic to create a well rounded college experience. Student activities can range from the intramural teams to volunteerism to participating in the Harvard innovation lab, all to better enrich students in addition to their academic career.

Student services


Harvard is committeed to supporting its students in their academic career, which is why they have many services ranging from financial aid to providing health support. In addition to student services centers for undergraduate students, each graduate program has their own office for student services to better cater to the needs of those students.

Learning Assistance Service
Learning Assistance Service offers help to students who are struggling academically
Health center
Health center takes care of the heath and wellbeing of all students regardless of insurance.
Office of Student Affairs
Office of Student Affairs is responsible for the welfare of Harvard's graduate students.
Counseling and Mental Health Services
Counseling and Mental Health Services are there to provide confidential and free of charge support for the students.
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Athletics


Harvard students receive free student memberships at the Harvard Athletic Facilities. These facilities include unlimited access to the MAC, Blodgett Pool, Hemenway Gymnasium, Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center (QRAC), and the Murr Center Fitness Room. there are extra fees to use of squash and tennis courts, group exercise classes, towel service, and Blodgett and MAC locker rental. In addition, the Dudley House offers many opportunities for students to play through intramural teams and have fun.

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Men's Sports


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Heavyweight Crew
  • Lightweight Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

Women's Sports


  • Basketball
  • Heavyweight Crew
  • Lightweight Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming & diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

After graduation


Median Earnings 6 Years after Graduation
$158,049/year
Graduation Rate
not disclosed%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97.5%
Student Debt
10% graduate debt-free

Notable Locations


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Main Entrance of Lowell House

Lowell’s entrance is an aesthetic experience. With a red brick arch and green contrast in the background you will step into another century.

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Anneberg Hall

Most freshmen students refer to this hall as the ‘berg. you may hear at Harvard " Want to go for dinner at the ‘berg?” you can take the elevator use the balcony even.

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Bartley's Burger

If you saw the movies The Social Network or Good Will Hunting, you would notice this Burger spot filmed. A lot of students hit this spot for the best burgers, making it a notable space on Campus.

Libraries and Study Areas


Baker Library

The Baker Library includes quiet study rooms . it is the core Library for Harvard business school.

Countway Library

Countway provides full In-building and remote access to resources. It allows for staff , faculty and sudents to use, and provides privileges and access to alumni.

Gutman Library

Located on Appian Way, this library provides resources in the fields of education. It includes a cafe as well for student use as well as a study lounge.

Biblioteca Berenson

If you would like to travel in time to the Italian Renaissance specifcally, visit the Berenson. This library's special italian design and personalized desks will allow you to sit in quiet and study while urrounded by aesthetics and history.

Frances Loeb Library

This library has outstanding global design resources that is mostly affiliated with the Graduate School of Design and the Harvard community in general. Study there by the main windows if you want to be surrounded by a modern artsy feel .
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Residences on campus


Child Hall

26 Everett St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Conant Hall

36 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Richards Hall

24 Everett St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Perkins

35 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Greenough

10 Prescott St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Hurlbut

2 Prescott St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Pennypacker

Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Wigglesworth

Cambridge, MA 02138

Grays

Cambridge, MA 02138

Matthews

Cambridge, MA 02138

Weld

Cambridge, MA 02138

Apley Court

16 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Campus Clubs & Associations


1-2-1 Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (PBHA)

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Card Games Club

Link

Pops Orchestra

Link

School Reviews


Ranked #2 in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #6 in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Another student wrote on niche.com The academics aren't really more difficult than your average college, but I think the high ability level of the students makes the grading harsher than your average college. I think a B at Harvard would be an A at the average college in America.
Some of the professors are very rude and arrogant toward undergrads. I experienced that firsthand on at least four occasions (four different professors).
The place can feel overwhelming and lonely at times, and there's no hand-holding. Also, when it comes to finding a job at graduation, you're on your own. Nobody's going to knock on your door with a job offer. Career Services exists, of course, but they aren't going to knock on your door either, and they're primarily only useful if you want to work on Wall Street. If you want any help at Harvard (job-seeking help, mental health help...any help), you have to seek it out."
From gradreports.com, a class of 2016 student wrote "It's a really good school with too much to offer. Therefore people who get the most out of the school are those who have a set of skills they are seeking to get. I noticed that although work experience is not a requirement for admission, previous work experience is very helpful. There are also several versions of the degree so take your time to find one that is tailored to your need. Reach out! Reach out! Reach out!. The students are exceptionally helpful and the staff so ask questions via email .