Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Cambridge, USA

Overview

Latest Update: Harvard University has made SAT and ACT scores optional until 2026. Read more here.

History, Affiliations & Rankings

The oldest institute for higher education in the United States, Harvard University came into existence in the year 1636 as a result of voting by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. In the year 1638, the institute was renamed after the first benefactor of the college, John Harvard of Charlestown who left his half estate and a library for the Institution. Today, Harvard University is globally reputed due to its academic programmes, which are of the highest pedigree. Founded as a clergy training school, the Institute revamped its admission policy during the 20th century, which opened a gateway for a diverse pool of applicants. The name Harvard resonates in every aspiring higher student's heart and mind, which can be seen through the rankings and recognitions it has attained. THE ranks Harvard University as the 3rd Best University in the world, while QS World University Rankings confers the 5th position. US News and World Report ranks the University as the 2nd best National University.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Every year, around 21,000 students attend Harvard University, which has a huge campus of 209 acres. Within the campus area itself there are five museums, two theatres in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and 12 degree-granting schools. Harvard University takes immense pride in its academic library system, which is the largest in the world with a collection of 1,80,000 serial titles, 18 million volumes, 10 million photographs and around 400 million manuscript items. Harvard offers a rich and rewarding student life through co-curricular, extracurricular and athletic opportunities on campus. Students can opt to study from a range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes in fields such as Sciences, Engineering, Business, Arts and many more.

Accomplishments & Alumni

Harvard has a long list of alumni which includes 8 US Presidents, 359 Rhodes scholars, 62 billionaires and 242 Marshall scholars and more. The Harvard alumni list also includes Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winners. Several Harvard pass outs have also gone on to represent the United States in the Olympics and have brought home 108 medals from the mega sporting event. Harvard alumni are some of the most recognized personalities around the world. The most notable alumni of Harvard University include Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Natalie Portman, Henry Kissinger and Priscilla Chan and more.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Students from all 50 states of the USA and over 100 countries around the world study at Harvard University, while many more aspire to roam its halls and pursue a higher education degree. It is an exceptional educational institution that embraces diversity and has built an environment where differences in opinion and perspectives are welcomed and freely interchanged. A student from any part of the world will feel right at home at Harvard University. Harvard offers a platform and a place of education and opportunity for those who dream to achieve. Not only do some of the most prominent companies and organizations hire from Harvard, but the university’s students are also innovators and creators of new technologies and companies.

Harvard University Facts & Highlights

Type of University Private, Coed
Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - $47,730 (2019-20)

Masters - $50,928 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes Spring & Fall
Average GPA Requirement 4.18
Average Exam Score Requirement SAT - 1520; ACT - 34; IELTS - 8; TOEFL - 90; GRE - 326; GMAT - 730
Admission Requirements Standardised test scores, LOR, SOP, Academic Transcripts
Admissions Deadlines

Restrictive Early Action - Nov 1

Regular Decision - Dec 1

Percentage of International Students 25%
Size of Campus (in acres) 5,076
Alumni Worldwide 400k+
Female to Male Ratio 49:51
Average Salary after 10 Years $92,033 (Annual)

Harvard University Rankings

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

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NA

1

1 1

QS

5

3 3 3 3

Times Higher Education (THE)

NA

3

7 6 6

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

NA

1

1 1 1

Harvard University Subject Rankings

Business

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Global MBA

4

5

2

1

QS - Accounting & Finance

NA

1

1

1

Times Higher Education (THE)

5

10

7

6

U.S. News & World Report - Finance MBA

7

7

7

8

U.S. News & World Report - Entrepreneurship MBA

5

4

4

3

U.S. News & World Report - Graduate Business School

6

3

3

1

U.S. News & World Report - MBA Business Analytics

14

NA

NA

NA

Financial Times Global MBA

NA

1

2

5

Computer Science

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

7

7

8

11

U.S. News & World Report - Computer Science

NA

NA

NA

16

Engineering

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA

12

12

13

Times Higher Education (THE)

1

3

3

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

14

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

24

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

32

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - UG Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering

29

NA

NA

NA

Law

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

U.S. News & World Report 

3

NA

NA

NA

NA

Times Higher Education (THE)

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9

13

7

9

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Programs

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  • MBA

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      USD 100

    • Duration

      2 Year

      Tuition Fee

      USD 66,800

  • Masters in Computer Science

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      USD 100

    • Duration

      N/A

      Tuition Fee

      USD 45,100

  • M.S in Data Science

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      USD 100

    • Duration

      1.5 Year

      Tuition Fee

      USD 48,300

  • M.S in Electrical Engineering

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      USD 100

    • Duration

      N/A

      Tuition Fee

      USD 38,100

Campus Location

Harvard University

1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA

http://www.hio.harvard.edu/contact-us | 617-495-2789 | elizabeth_capuano@harvard.edu

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