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Harvard University Admissions

Harvard admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 5%. Students that get into Harvard have an average SAT score between 1460-1590 or an average ACT score of 32-35. 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.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
5%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
39,506
SAT Range
1460-1590
SAT Reading
730-790
SAT Math
730-800
Students Submitting SAT
67%
ACT Range
32-35
ACT English
34-36
ACT Math
31-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
53%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
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
    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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