Harvard University

Harvard Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is Harvard University? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth about diversity at Harvard. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Harvard Student Population

How Many Students Attend Harvard University?

Harvard total enrollment is approximately 31,655 students.

7,148 are undergraduates and 13,940 are graduate students.

Harvard Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

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

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Harvard Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,685
Asian 1,495
International 879
Hispanic 796
Black or African American 618
Multi-Ethnic 539
Unknown 112
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

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Harvard Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 51% of full-time grad students are women, and 49% men.

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Harvard Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,262
International 4,485
Asian 1,682
Hispanic 1,015
Black or African American 713
Multi-Ethnic 415
Unknown 336
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Harvard achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #5 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  5 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  99.89 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does Harvard Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Harvard is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Harvard is ranked 215 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  215 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  94.35 out of 100
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Many students are seeking a school with high levels of racial/ethnic diversity. This not only creates an atmosphere where those who are typically in the minority feel more supported, but also allows more interaction between racial groups leading to the open exchange of ideas and values.

Harvard Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 12,647
International 7,294
Asian 4,345
Hispanic 2,915
Black or African American 1,893
Multi-Ethnic 1,263
Unknown 1,199
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 31

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Harvard University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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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

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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Harvard ranks 181 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  181 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  95.25 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 15,988 female students and 15,667 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.

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

High Geographic Diversity

Top 1% in 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.

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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.

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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%.

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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

Footnotes

*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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