Harvard is an elite private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,147 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Harvard acceptance rate is only 5%. Popular majors include Economics, Computer Science, and History. Graduating 96% of students, Harvard alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $70,300.
Harvard University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Science230 Graduates
Political Science and Government165 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods160 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology138 Graduates
Public Health107 Graduates
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology92 Graduates
Computational and Applied Mathematics81 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.63 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
Harvard University Reviews
I just finished my first year at Harvard. I had a rocky transition at first, but I am really loving it! The professors and TFs I have had are all really friendly and accessible, and there is an endless list of classes that I want to take. Conversations with peers are really thought-provoking and deep. You can find so many great communities through different activities, and there are so many great people on campus. Even as a freshman, I have been offered so many unique opportunities that I know come from Harvard's resources. I never thought it could, but Harvard has really become my home this year.
The opportunities are truly endless, and the campus culture is very positive and collaborative. Professors are at the top of their fields, and student dorms/dining is great (Annenberg, the freshman dining hall, could be better though). There's a very diverse and incredibly talented student population to inspire you and most of the courses are very well-taught. I'm so grateful to be able to attend Harvard!
I went to Harvard University for two weeks in the summer at a debate camp, in which we learned national-level techniques for speech and debate. They taught us how to cross-examine, how to organize and format arguments, speech exercises, and research methods. It was profoundly informative. Furthermore, the professors were highly helpful and educated and the dorms were of decent quality, despite lacking air conditioning. The campus was quite beautiful, with vast fields of greenery and trees. We went to one party on the Fourth of July with amazing food and a wonderful friend atmosphere. The local area had high-quality restaurants with interesting, modern attractions. The campus food itself was suitable, but not excellent compared to the food sold at restaurants nearby.