Harvard University

Is Harvard a Good School for the Money?

Harvard University Value Report

What is a Harvard degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares Harvard with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within Massachusetts, Harvard is a Great Quality for a Good Price.

Top 50% Massachusetts Value
#1 Massachusetts Quality

Harvard University is ranked #1 out of #68 in Massachusetts for quality and #24 out of #64 for Massachusetts value.

This makes it a great quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  24 out of 64
Great Value
State Value Score  62.50 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if Harvard offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Fair Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 1% National Quality

Harvard University is ranked #651 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Harvard University is priced appropriately for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a fair value recognition from College Factual's analysis.

National Value Ranking  651 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  55.77 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Pomona College $180,568 B
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $180,951 B
Princeton University $181,925 B
Williams College $198,696 B-
Stanford University $198,802 B-
Duke University $211,039 B-
California Institute of Technology $214,065 C+
Harvard University $221,071 C+

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $221,071 in Total

The average Harvard student's degree will cost an estimated $221,071. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $53,528 and a typical 4.13 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $53,528
Average Years to Graduate 4.13
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $221,071

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Harvard student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Harvard degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$110,085 In-State With Aid
$304,794 Avg Cost No Aid
4.13 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Harvard.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $304,794 #586 B-
All Students $221,071 #651 C+
Only Students Receiving Aid $110,085 #24 A+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $304,794 #18 B
All Students $221,071 #24 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $110,085 #5 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Massachusetts.

About 77% of Harvard students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Harvard financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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