|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||7:1|
|Dormitory capacity||11,250 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Harvard University is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 39,041 applications and only 2,110 students were granted admission. Harvard University is at the #3 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 43% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 73% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1430 to 1600|
|ACT||32 to 35|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Harvard University's tuition was $43,280 for all students regardless of residency (61.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 72% of Harvard University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 16% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,821 (which is 9.6% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Harvard University in 2016-2017, was 41, which is 2% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,858 (which is 17.6% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Harvard University has enrolled a total of 29,908 students (20,591 students full-time and 9,317 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 29,908 students, 12 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and 9,915 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 19,993 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 2,698 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 23%
Black/African American: 5%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Harvard University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||22%||3,600||1175|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||14%||2,338||703|
|Legal Professions And Studies||13%||2,175||0|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||7%||1,203||23|
|Architecture And Related Services||4%||575||0|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||2%||315||97|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||2%||295||295|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||2%||265|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Harvard University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Harvard University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $69,700. Last year, out of the total 2,154 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,960 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,008 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,787 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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