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.
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.
Fair Value Nationwide
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.
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||$180,951||B|
|California Institute of Technology||$214,065||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?
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-|
|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|
|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.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.