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Harvard Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to discover how diverse the typical college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Harvard diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Harvard Student Population

30,391 Total Students
5,699 Undergraduates
13,331 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Harvard University?

Harvard total enrollment is approximately 30,391 students. 5,699 are undergraduates and 13,331 are graduate students.

Harvard Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Harvard undergraduate population is made up of 51% women, and 49% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Harvard Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,947
Asian 1,230
Hispanic 700
International 665
Black or African American 626
Multi-Ethnic 402
Unknown 109
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Harvard Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 52% of full-time grad students are women, and 48% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Harvard Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,929
International 4,141
Asian 1,647
Hispanic 1,044
Black or African American 780
Multi-Ethnic 449
Unknown 308
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

Harvard Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 12,074
International 6,963
Asian 4,153
Hispanic 2,876
Black or African American 1,994
Multi-Ethnic 1,198
Unknown 1,037
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 36

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Harvard University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 12,646
Asian 1,522
Black or African American 1,140
Multi-Ethnic 256
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 19
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Harvard.

Harvard Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 15,882 female students and 14,509 male students at Harvard.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Harvard is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  92.93 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about Harvard faculty.

There are approximately 10,062 female teachers and 8,734 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

82.9% Out of State
11.63% Out of the Country

Harvard ranks 17 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

82.9% of Harvard students come from out of state, and 11.63% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  99 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 48 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Massachusetts 218
California 213
New York 213
Texas 75
New Jersey 68

International Students at Harvard

Students from 151 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Canada, and India.

Learn more about international students at Harvard.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
18.72% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  84.09 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Harvard, 18.72% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
25-29 10,323
35 and over 5,477
22-24 4,670
30-34 4,557
20-21 3,422
18-19 2,405
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*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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