College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
Harvard University was awarded 3,479 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is evolutionary biology.
College Factual ranked Harvard as #12 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation!
Harvard also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.
Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Harvard since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 5%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.
About 72% of students accepted to Harvard submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 780. Math scores were between 740 and 800.
Learn more about Harvard University admissions.
The student to faculty ratio at Harvard is an impressive 5 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Harvard University is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Harvard University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Harvard for first-time, full-time students is 87%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Harvard University.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,527 undergraduates at Harvard with 5,699 being full-time and 2,828 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Harvard, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Harvard, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $10,464 a year. That adds up to $41,856 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Harvard is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
See which majors at Harvard University make the most money.
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Contact details for Harvard are given below.
|Address:||Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|General Social Sciences||186||$42,926|
|Political Science & Government||78||$58,808|
|Neurobiology & Neurosciences||73||$36,334|
|Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences||64||$43,328|
|Child Development & Psychology||60||$53,927|
Learn more about the majors offered at Harvard University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2019-2020, 29,581 students took at least one online class at Harvard University. This is an increase from the 5,815 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at Harvard University.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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