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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

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Harvard University, located in urban Cambridge, Mass., is a private institution founded in 1636. Harvard is known for its extensive library system that houses the oldest book and document collection in the United States and the largest private collection in the world. In addition to an education at an outstanding school, Harvard also offers sports and active student organizations. Harvard has also educated eight U.S. presidents and other notable alumni.

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Quick Facts

Undergraduate Admissions Office, 86 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

2013-2014 Tuition

$42,292 Tuition and Fees


6658 undergraduate students
51% male / 49% female


January 1 application deadline
6.1% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1636

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Engineering Science, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, German Language and Literature, Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics, General, Applied Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Atomic/Molecular Physics, Psychology, General, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, History, General, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, History, Other

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 6,658
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,601
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 9
Percent of male undergraduates: 51%
Percent of female undergraduates: 49%
Percent of international undergraduates: 11%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing (nordic), skiing (alpine), soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo, wrestling
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), skiing (nordic), skiing (alpine), soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo

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