Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
college.harvard.edu Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA, 02138
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • B+ Athletics
  • A Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • A Party Scene

Harvard University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 4.64%
Acceptance Deadline January 1
Students Receiving Financial Aid 72.72%

Harvard University Cost

Net Price* $18,030
Average Total Aid Awarded $7,465
Students Receiving Financial Aid 72.72%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Harvard University Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 7:1

Harvard University Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science and Government
  • History
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • English
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics

Harvard University Online

Offers Online Courses Yes

Harvard University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 7,210
Part-Time Undergraduates 2,740

Harvard University Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process. CollegeAdvisor.com's advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Jessika Baral
Washington University in St. Louis
Jessika is a first year medical student at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2021 with a degree in Biology and Double Minors in Computer Science and Math. She loves mentoring students and looks forward to helping them pursue their passions both in academia and outside of it! Her interests include dance, mental health counseling, computer science, and painting.

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Ryan Morillo
Harvard University
Hi everyone! I'm a junior at Harvard University pursuing a degree in English & Theater, Dance, and Media (TDM) with a secondary in Psychology. My primary interests lie in the fields of entertainment and law. As a first generation Latinx student, I am very passionate about demystifying the college application process and helping you get into the college of your dreams!

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Theodore Longlois
Harvard University
Hi, y'all! I grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College. At Harvard, I majored in Folklore and Mythology with a minor in Spanish and Global Health and Health Policy. I was president of Response Peer Counseling, vice president of Harvard College Debate Union, and treasurer of Advocating Success for Kids. I was also a supervisor at Harvard Square Summer Homeless Shelter. I have ten years of experience as a teacher and tutor, including serving as a peer tutor and library educator at Harvard. After graduation, I taught high school debate and was a college advisor with Impact America, an AmeriCorps program. I also taught debate for Smith College. I then went on to teach debate at Success Academy Harlem North Central Middle School, one of New York City's top charter schools. I am currently a rape crisis advocate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and am a member of the ACLU of Alabama's Smart Justice Organizing School. In my free time, I volunteer as a mentor with Trans Mentor Project, work on mutual aid projects across Alabama, and go hiking.

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Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley
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Andrew Worrell
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Hello! My name is Andrew and I am a graduate student pursuing my Master's of Public Policy and Juris Doctorate. I have a bachelor’s degree in Global Economic Studies with a concentration in Latin American studies and a minor in P.P.E from UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating with my B.A. in 2014, I accepted a position with the College Advising Corps where I spent four years working with students as they navigated the transition from high school to life after graduation. Afterwards, I worked at financial services firm before returning to graduate school. In my spare time you can find me working on my jump shot, hiking, exploring new food, or trying to convince myself to run a marathon.

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Andrea Cooper
Harvard University
I studied Romance languages and Latin American Studies at Harvard University and am currently working in research for a human rights-focused nonprofit.

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Alejandra Esparza Young
Stanford University
Hello! My name is Alejandra, and I graduated from Stanford University in June 2020 with a degree in Chemistry. I am currently applying to medical school, so I have recently been through the process of writing essays and filling out applications, myself. I know it's a long process, and I am really excited to help you through it in any way that I can! In my free time, I like to knit, play ukulele, read fiction novels, and play video games.

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Abdalla Osman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hello! I am Abdalla and I am a recent MIT grad. I studied mechanical engineering and energy studies and currently work in the renewable energy field. On campus I was a lead engineer in the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team and an undergraduate researcher in the Nuclear Science and Engineering department. In my free time I enjoy practicing Judo, playing soccer, and being in nature. I look forward to working with you through your college application journey!

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Amber Lewis
Stanford University
Hi, everyone! My name is Amber, and I spent my previous two years working as an Undergraduate Admission Counselor at Stanford University. I have both a student and admission perspective of Stanford University, and graduated from Stanford in 2018 with a minor in Spanish and Portuguese. In the admission office, I reviewed applications from different parts of the country and the world, including Canada, California, Virginia and West Virginia; and I look forward to using my experience to encourage you along your own path to college admission soon!

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Monica Ibrahim
Monica is an experienced college counselor with a Masters degree at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Monica has worked 10+ years with students and families from all over the globe and led a college counseling team at an international boarding school in New York. Over the years, she has helped students to gain admissions to elite institutions such as: Vanderbilt University, The University of California, NYU, Northeastern University, London School of Economics and many more. Most recently, Monica served as an External Reader for UC Berkeley Admissions where she evaluated 1,000 applications. Monica is deeply committed to helping students find their fit and transforming the stressful process into a positive journey of self-discovery.

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Karina Pimenta
Harvard University
American-born, Brazilian-raised student at Harvard working towards a degree in neuroscience combined with economics. I am passionate about behavioral economics and cognitive biases in decision making

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Sumona Halder
Harvard University
Hello! I'm Sumona Halder and I am a recent graduate of Harvard University. I concentrated in computer science on the mind brain behavior track (similar to cognitive neuroscience). I am currently working as a Product Manager at WeHealth, a global healthcare solution firm, and I am currently leading the development of a contract tracing app as a solution to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Sophie Webster
Harvard University
Hi! I'm Sophie, a rising senior at Harvard studying Integrative Biology with a minor in Earth & Planetary Sciences. I’ve worked as an undergraduate researcher in a variety of areas (from neuroscience to biochemistry to climate change!), and I’m currently writing my senior thesis on urban ecology. Outside of class and the lab, I love singing a cappella, making theatre, and writing satire for the campus comedy publication. I’ve tutored and mentored many high school students, so I know all the excitement and nerves that come with applying to college. I’m looking forward to working with you to craft a stellar essay, shore up your candidate profile, and find the perfect fit!

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Simone Huemer
Harvard University
Hello! I'm a 2020 graduate of Harvard University, where I studied Social Studies with a citation in French. Outside of academics, I participated in A Cappella, the college radio station, and theatre. I now work as a business analyst. Looking forward to working with you through the applications process!

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Sammer Marzouk
Harvard University
Sammer Marzouk is currently an undergraduate student at Harvard College who is majoring in Chemical and Physical Biology with a Minor in Global Health and Health Policy. Sammer is interested in the intersection of translational research and its clinical implications. And in the future, he would love to pursue a career as a physician while also conducting clinical research into improving patient care, especially in minority communities.

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Jesper Ke
Harvard University
Nice to meet you! Growing up in a Midwestern town of 10,000 people and not having any national awards in high school, I've been in a position where I felt like I couldn't stand out in my college application. Despite this, I was able to receive full-tuition merit scholarships from University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University, in addition to an acceptance from Harvard. My experience showed me that how you craft your personal narrative in applications is key to success. I'd love to draw on my experience helping students gain acceptance to schools like University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Swarthmore, Wellesley and more to help you craft your personal story and stand out. And as an incoming medical student, I'm also happy to talk to you about what it's like to be a pre-medical student should that interest you!

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Jennifer Baker
Harvard University
I am a recent graduate of Harvard University and a member of the Dual Degree Program with Berklee College of Music. I studied full time at Harvard, majoring in Sociology with a focus in social reform and policy, and part time at Berklee where I studied vocal performance, songwriting, and music business. I went to a small public high school in Maine, and will be moving out to Los Angeles after graduation.

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Janani Krishnan-Jha
Harvard University
Accepted to Harvard Law School at the age of 20, I am accustomed to breaking barriers. I recently graduated with academic honors from Harvard College with a B.A. in Psychology and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and currently work for the nation's leading Indian American political organization. Professionally, I have experience in legal services, political advocacy, educational programming, and civil rights litigation; outside my academic and professional interests, I'm an award-winning orator, debater, writer, consultant, musician, composer, actress, and competitive punner. I'd love to work with you to make your dreams a reality.

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Jacquelyn Cooley
Harvard University
Hi there! My name is Jacquelyn. I graduated in 2014 from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government and Environmental Science and Public Policy. I have been an alumnus admissions interviewer for the Harvard Club of San Diego for the past six years. Post graduation, I worked in environmental market market research and eCommerce data analytics. I am currently an MBA candidate at University of Southern California (USC) - Marshall School of Business, specializing in Marketing.

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Grant Riew
Harvard University
Grant is a first year medical student at Harvard Medical School. He graduated with a degree in Human Evolutionary Biology & Economics from Harvard College in 2019. He looks forward to working with driven students who want to pursue their passions and reach their educational goals! Some of his interests include cello, tennis, squash, conducting, economics, computer science, fitness/nutrition, and chess.

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Finn Bamber
Harvard University
Hi :) My name is Finn and I am a rising Junior currently on leave from Harvard University! I am concentrating (our word for majoring) in Theater, Dance, and Media, with a secondary in Art, Film, and Visual Studies. Outside of the classroom, you can often find me in a theater doing lighting, or cooking for people! In high school, I found applying to college to be a daunting task. I was intrigued by the notion of sending some stranger a snapshot of my high school career, and just waiting for their verdict as to whether it was good enough or not. In search of answers, I spent quite a bit of time researching what actually happens when an admissions officer is reading an application, and what makes them accept or reject a student. Together, we will help you craft an application that best showcases you in the way that admissions officers want to see! I can't wait to meet you, and get to work!

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Brian Seo
Harvard University
Hello, everyone! My name is Brian Hyun Seo, and I am a rising junior at Harvard College, concentrating in Economics with a secondary in History of Science and a Language Citation in Korean. On-campus, I spend most of my time studying and training - I am on the Men's Lightweight Rowing team. During my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar and listening to EDM. If you are looking for someone to help strengthen your college essays and/or walk through the college admissions process, I am your guy!

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Sina Kiamehr
Harvard University
Hello! I am a Junior at Harvard studying Chemical and Physical Biology with a secondary in Computer Science. I immigrated to the United States in 2014. I swam for 9 years and played water polo in high school. At Harvard, I play rugby for the school. I conduct research at a laboratory in the chemistry department, exploring the metabolism of Xenobiotics by the human gut microbiome. In my free time, I like to catch up with friends, exercise, and play video games.

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Sami Elrazky
Yale University
Hi ! I'm Sami - I'm a junior at Yale, admitted through Questbridge Regular Decision. I'm a first generation, low-income student from Tacoma, Washington and I'm happy to help you get through the college process! I'm double majoring in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and History of Science, Healthcare & Medicine. I am an undergraduate student researcher studying Parkinson's disease, and I'm passionate about undergraduate research and have organized several large-scale research-oriented events and initiatives as vice-president of the Yale Undergraduate Research Association. I am applying for MD/PhD programs, and aside from helping students craft a winning application to their choice colleges, I'm willing and eager to answer any questions about scientific research or premedical studies!

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Ryan Morillo
Harvard University
Ryan is a rising junior at Harvard University pursuing a degree in English & Theater, Dance, and Media (TDM) with a secondary in Psychology. He is very passionate about demystifying the college application process and helping you get into your dream school!

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Ruben Cuevas
Stanford University
Hey everyone! I'm Ruben, a Computer Science major at Stanford. I'm an entrepreneur, musician, political junkie, and someone who's determined to get you into the schools of your dreams. Selective colleges have so many qualified applicants, so it's necessary to craft an application that stands out to the reader. I believe that every student has something unique about them, whether it's an interest, perspective, or experience, but most don't end up highlighting it. As we work together, we'll discover what makes you unique and create an application that tells a great story, the quality that separates successful applications from the rest. The college application process can be a great time of discovery and reflection and doesn't have to be stressful. Let's make it that way together!

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Ramona Park
Harvard University
Hi there! I'm a junior majoring in Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University and taking additional coursework in creative writing. I am a Korean heritage student and also pursuing a language citation in Japanese! As a FGLI (First Generation-Low Income) student, I have much experience navigating financial aid, scholarships, fly-in programs, and other related resources. In addition, I had a rollercoaster of a ride being admitted ED to UPenn but then withdrawing, and also switching majors from computer science to art, so I feel equipped to help you with any and every existential crisis. In high school I had a heavy focus on journalism and model UN, however now at Harvard most of my extracurricular activities consist of dance, performing arts, and international relations programs. In my free time, I enjoy illustrating my webtoon and watching 90 Day fiance!

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Pablo Haake
Stanford University
Hi there, I'm Pablo - I'm a recent grad from Stanford ('19), where I majored in Urban Studies and minored in History. I'm a policy analyst for the City of San José and am passionate about spatial justice and inclusive community engagement. Outside of work (and the pandemic) you'll find me out dancing salsa , playing disc golf, and exploring different cities. I'd love to get a chance to meet you and help you navigate the absolute mayhem of college admissions.

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Mika Simoncelli
Harvard University
Hi! My name is Mika and I'm a sophomore (currently on a leave of absence) at Harvard University majoring in Art, Film, and Visual Studies. I know the college application process can be overwhelming, and the idea of finding the perfect school for you can be even more so! My journey to Harvard took some twists and turns (including a gap year and some transfer applications), so I've spent a lot of time thinking about what exactly I want out of my college experience and what makes a school a good match for me. I applied to college with intended majors that ranged from art and art history, to math, to english, and was particularly interested in interdisciplinary programs that would bridge my art practice with my other interests. I also applied to most schools with an art portfolio, and am here to support fellow artists in finding a place that will nurture you and help you grow. Outside of being a college advisor, I also work as a creative writing teacher, and I DJ for Harvard's student-run radio station.

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Matthew Ciurleo
Harvard University
Hello, my name is Matt and I am currently a rising junior at Harvard studying economics and computer science. On campus, I spend a lot of time with a consulting club and have been doing startup work with a few classmates. Some personal interests include golf and yoyos!

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Laura Sophie Wegner
Harvard University

I started working with CollegeAdvisor three weeks before the deadline and I hadn’t started writing any of my essays. I had watched a lot of youtube videos about college essays, but most of them did nothing but scare me, because I thought that I could never write like that. Once I got an interview, I also received excellent interview preparation. I didn’t apply to any other schools, except for UCLA and UC Berkeley. I reused a lot of my essays for those applications. In the end, I got accepted to all of them! I could not have wished for better support during this very stressful time.

Devangana Rana
Harvard University

I had an amazing experience with CollegeAdvisor. My mentor helped me immensely with the college application process and made sure that my essays were polished and the best that they could be. He answered any questions that I had regarding the college process and made sure that I didn’t feel lost or confused. I would not be attending Harvard on a full-ride scholarship this fall as an international student without the help and support of CollegeAdvisor! Thank you so much!

Francesco Efrem Bonetti
Harvard University

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