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Harvard University Acceptance Rates & Admissions Statistics

What Does the Admissions Department at Harvard University look for in an applicant?

Review the admissions stats from recent freshman classes to have a better understanding of your chances of being admitted to Harvard University.

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What Admissions Stats Mean to You

Selectivity and acceptance rates can be a big clue to how difficult it is to be admitted to Harvard. Compare your test scores to prior applicants to get a good understanding of who you’re competing against for entrance.

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Selectivity (Fall 2021): What’s the Acceptance Rate for Students?

Open Admissions No
Selectivity of College More Selective
Acceptance Rate 4%

Acceptance and Enrollment Stats (Fall 2021)

Applicant Total 57,786
Accepted 2,318
Enrolled 1,951

Who’s Applying: Applicants by Gender

Applicants: Men - Women  47 to 53
Accepted: Men - Women  47 to 53
Enrolled: Men - Women  47 to 53

Average Test Scores

About 54% 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 730 and 780. Math scores were between 750 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Harvard University  ( 730 to 780 )
SAT Math Scores for Harvard University  ( 750 to 800 )

Harvard received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 33 and 36.

ACT Composite Scores for Harvard University  ( 33 to 36 )

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