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Harvard University
  • 4 Year
  • Cambridge, MA

Harvard University Admissions

Admissions Overview

Harvard admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 5%. Students that get into Harvard have an average SAT score between 1460-1570 or an average ACT score of 33-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Harvard is January 1. Interested students can apply for early action, and the Harvard early action deadline is November 1.

Will You Get In?

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
5%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Applicants
43,330
SAT Range
1460-1570
SAT Reading
710-770
SAT Math
750-800
Students Submitting SAT
71%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
34-36
ACT Math
31-36
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
45%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
No data available  
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$75
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Neither required nor recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
77%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant. 26 responses
Poll
77%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 26 responses

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