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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
#2

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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

2014-2015 Tuition

$43,938 Tuition and Fees

Students

6722 undergraduate students
52% male / 48% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
5.8% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1636

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, German Language and Literature, 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, Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other, 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, South Asian 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: 6,722
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,659
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 12
Percent of male undergraduates: 52%
Percent of female undergraduates: 48%

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)

Activities

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

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship 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 varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), skiing (nordic), rugby, skiing (alpine), soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 31 21 31
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 4 0 0
Robbery 8 1 1
Aggravated assault 5 7 2
Burglary 35 24 34
Motor vehicle theft 3 3 3
Arson 0 0 1
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 27 21 31
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 2 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 2 0
Burglary 13 7 14
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 1
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter N/A N/A N/A
Negligent manslaughter N/A N/A N/A
Sex offenses - Forcible N/A N/A N/A
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) N/A N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A N/A
Aggravated assault N/A N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A N/A
Motor vehicle theft N/A N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A N/A
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 2 0 2
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession N/A N/A N/A
Drug law violations N/A N/A N/A
Liquor law violations N/A N/A N/A

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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