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 Harvard University

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

General information:(617)495-1000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:27,392(10,305 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:7 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $37,012 $38,415 $39,851 -4%
Out-of-state $37,012 $38,415 $39,851 -4%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,856 $12,308 $12,801 -4%
Other $2,132 $2,227 $2,348 -5%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ 0%
Other $ $ $ 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $52,000 $53,950 $56,000 -5%
Off Campus $38,012 $39,415 $40,851 -3%
Off Campus with Family $38,012 $39,415 $40,851 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $52,000 $53,950 $56,000 -5%
Off Campus $38,012 $39,415 $40,851 -3%
Off Campus with Family $38,012 $39,415 $40,851 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $36,305
In-state fees $3,546
Out-of-state tuition $36,305
Out-of-state fees $3,546
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $36,304
In-state fee $1,186
Out-of-state tuition $36,304
Out-of-state fees $1,186
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,356 81% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,171 70% $41,772,722 $35,673
Federal grants 296 18% $2,182,254 $7,372
Pell grants 296 18% $1,262,039 $4,264
Other federal grants 238 14% $920,215 $3,866
State/local government grant or scholarships 60 4% $113,897 $1,898
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,104 66% $39,476,571 $35,758
Student loan aid 181 11% $879,124 $4,857
Federal student loans 57 3% $258,267 $4,531
Other student loans 151 9% $620,857 $4,112
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,868 47% $167,857,809 $34,482
Pell grants 1,092 11% $4,610,747 $4,222
Federal student loans 343 3% $1,639,049 $4,779

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 27,392
Undergraduate enrollment 10,305
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 14
Graduate enrollment 17,087
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$75

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$105

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 34,950 18,062 16,888
Percent admitted 6% 6% 6%
Percent admitted who enrolled 6% 5% 5%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1493 90%
ACT 539 32%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 690 790
SAT Math 700 800
SAT Writing 690 790
ACT Composite 31 35
ACT English 32 35
ACT Math 31 35
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 39 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 187142
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1915
Fencing 1512
Field Hockey -23
Football 118-
Golf 108
Ice Hockey 2820
Lacrosse 4532
Rowing 7573
Sailing 2523
Skiing 1117
Soccer 3231
Softball -23
Squash 2116
Swimming and Diving 3937
Tennis 158
Volleyball 1415
Water Polo 1718
Wrestling 20-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1929 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1923 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Public Health

05/26/1967 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Endodontics

12/11/1970 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)

12/15/1972 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

05/26/1967 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Periodontics

12/08/1967 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Prosthodontics

12/15/1972 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

06/04/2008 Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

07/01/1940 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health

01/16/1946 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations12 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 110
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 100
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 173121
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 040
Robbery 381
Aggravated assault 357
Burglary 213524
Motor vehicle theft 433
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 100
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 172721
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 020
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 002
Burglary 9137
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1%
Number in default27
Number in repayment2,455

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00215500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate's degree
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural History and Criticism, General---1---
Architecture--14310---
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning--64----
Landscape Architecture--44----
Category total--25111---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1-63---
Area Studies, Other--8----
East Asian Studies2-3613---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1-1713---
Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies--11---
Women's Studies1------
Category total39-6830---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry2-1914---
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology15------
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--22----
Biophysics---7---
Biostatistics--129---
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology---18---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology63-113---
Evolutionary Biology74-115---
Genetics, General---18---
Immunology--212---
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology---6---
Neurobiology and Anatomy2-29---
Pathology/Experimental Pathology---7---
Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics--16---
Virology--15---
Category total223-61139---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General-7-----
Business/Commerce, General--9429---
Business/Managerial Economics--118---
Organizational Behavior Studies--22---
Category total-795519---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other-8-----
Category total-8-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science36-612---
Computer and Information Sciences, General-6-----
Category total366612---
Education Colleges
Education, General--649474--
Category total--649474--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4------
Engineering Science38-2420---
Category total42-2420---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General81-88---
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other1------
Category total85-88---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature---1---
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--32---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General17-32---
Comparative Literature15-45---
German Language and Literature5-22---
Latin Language and Literature---1---
Linguistics13-36---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1-87---
Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1--2---
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1--3---
Category total84-2331---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Advanced General Dentistry--13-17--
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other---5---
Dentistry-----38-
Medicine-----174-
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology--11---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-53-----
Public Health, General--2412---
Public Health, Other--14269---
Category total-533977717212-
History Colleges
American History (United States)--56---
Asian History---2---
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology47-66---
History, General1-813---
History, Other58------
Category total169-1927---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General---8176--
Law-----585-
Category total---8176585-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other146-551---12
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies12------
Category total158-551---12
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General59-75---
Mathematics, General13-711---
Statistics, General1-206---
Category total105-3422---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology--1----
Category total--1----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies19------
Natural Resources Management and Policy-9-----
Category total199-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1-27---
Religion/Religious Studies14-311---
Category total36-518---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy--710---
Astrophysics3------
Atomic/Molecular Physics11-24---
Chemistry, General34-2922---
Geology/Earth Science, General1-35---
Physics, General1-4131---
Category total89-8272---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General93-78---
Social Psychology--22---
Category total93-910---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration--331----
Public Policy Analysis, General--1777---
Category total--5087---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology1-39---
Economics, General209-2223---
Political Science and Government, General1-2225---
Social Sciences, General86------
Sociology2-815---
Category total588-5572---
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Divinity/Ministry--60----
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other---4---
Theology/Theological Studies--78----
Category total--1384---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation25------
Art/Art Studies, General--137---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-24-----
Music, General1-112---
Visual and Performing Arts, General26------
Category total59241419---
Grand total36107385865319779712