Harvard University

Harvard University

Cambridge , United States
  • 4.6
    Acceptance Rate
  • 88
    Available Programs
  • 20739
  • 50000
    Average Cost
  • 92
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. 

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.

Entry requirements

The university requires standardized test scores from either the SAT or ACT (with or without writing) and strongly recommends that you submit two SAT Subject Tests in addition.  Note that a Subject Test in your native language is not considered an appropriate choice, and students are discouraged from sending scores from both Math Level 1 and Math Level 2 if only submitting the results of two subject tests.

A strong knowledge of English is essential for successful study at Harvard, including the ability to understand and express thoughts quickly and clearly.  Although you are not required to take an English proficiency exam (such as the TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), you may submit scores if you wish to do so.

Scholarship & funding

Harvard's financial aid policies are the same for all applicants, regardless of nationality or citizenship. All aid is based on financial need, and admissions decisions are made without regard to whether an applicant has applied for financial assistance. Harvard meets each student’s demonstrated need.


Student life

Actor Matt Damon, former Harvard College student and recipient of the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal, talks of his time on campus, his lifelong desire to be an actor, and how a College playwriting course assignment later turned into the Academy Award-winning screenplay for "Good Will Hunting." Damon is nominated for an Emmy for his performance in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra."