Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Semester
Harvard usually ranks #1 or #2 of all schools in the U.S. With an endowment around $35 billion, Harvard has more financial resources at its disposal than any other university in the world. The result is a world-class faculty, high-level research and AAU membership, state-of-the-art facilities, and free tuition for students from families with modest income. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this Ivy League school is in close-proximity to the hundreds of thousands of college students in the greater Boston area. Low achieving students need not apply -- Harvard has the lowest acceptance rate of any U.S. university.
Most Popular Majors
Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences
Total Students: 26496
Total Grad Students: 16231
Undergraduate Students: 10265
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 3:1
Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 97%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
Cambridge Massachusetts 2138
Main Phone: 617-495-1000
Harvard College Admissions
Transfer Services Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used? Yes
High School Transcript Required? Yes
Minimum GPA for Applying:
Harvard does not publish a minimum GPA requirement for transfer students.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Harvard has a minimum grade requirement of C for transfer credit.
Please visit the Criteria for Eligibility as a Transfer Applicant on Harvard's Admissions site at http://www.admissions.college.harvard.edu/apply/transfer/eligibility.html for more information.
Test Scores for Applying:
All transfer applicants are required to have the results of either the SAT I or ACT (with Writing) reported directly from the College Board or the American College Testing Program, respectively, even if you have applied previously as a freshman.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Please submit 2 recommendations from faculty members or teaching assistants who have taught you and are familiar with your work. Also, The University's Official Report should be submitted by the appropriate dean or administrative officer.
The submission of a personal essay is required.
There is a $75 nonrefundable application fee. You may also submit a fee waiver request if this will present a financial hardship to you.
Supplementary materials or portfolios may be submitted, but you should do so only if you have an unusual talent. Such materials are neither required nor expected as components of the application.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfer Percentage Accepted: %
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 6%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -6%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2010
Other Expenses: 2348
Room and Board: 12801
Tuition and Fees: 39851
Total Cost: 56000
Note on Costs:
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
Each admission decision is made without any regard for a candidate's financial need - a policy we call "need-blind." Once an applicant is admitted, we create an individual aid package that will enable that student's family to meet the cost of attendance.
CSS/Profile Used? Yes
Own Financial Aid Form? No
Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4448
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 69%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 12%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010