Undergraduate Admissions Office, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617.495.1555
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About Harvard University
  • Year of Foundation 1636
  • Size of Campus 4,938 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 6,649
Application
  • App. Deadlines January 1
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 33,709
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee 65
Harvard College adheres to the purposes for which the Charter of 1650 was granted: "The advancement of all good literature, arts, and sciences; the advancement and education of youth in all manner of good literature, arts, and sciences; and all other necessary provisions that may conduce to the education of the … youth of this country." In brief: Harvard strives to create knowledge, to open the minds of students to that knowledge, and to enable students to take best advantage of their educational opportunities. To these ends, the College encourages students to respect ideas and their free expression, and to rejoice in discovery and in critical thought; to pursue excellence in a spirit of productive cooperation; and to assume responsibility for the consequences of personal actions. Harvard seeks to identify and to remove restraints on students’ full participation, so that individuals may explore their capabilities and interests and may develop their full intellectual and human potential. Education at Harvard should liberate students to explore, to create, to challenge, and to lead. The support the College provides to students is a foundation upon which self-reliance and habits of lifelong learning are built: Harvard expects that the scholarship and collegiality it fosters in its students will lead them in their later lives to advance knowledge, to promote understanding, and to serve society.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities N/A
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Baptist Student Koinonia, Christians on Campus, Dharma: Harvard's Hindu Students Association, Diversity & Distinction, Harvard Baha'i Association, Harvard Christian Impact, Harvard Christian Unity, Harvard College Int
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Brotherhood, Asian American Dance Troupe, Asian American Women's Association, Aspiring Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (AMBLE), Association of Black Harvard Women, Black Community and Student Thea
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats N/A
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Welcome Back Event, Cultural Rhythms, ARTS First, a Celebration of the Arts at Harvard, Eleganza, a fashion show by Blackcast, House-based dances and formals, First Year Formal, House-based intramurals, Harvard-Yale Game, Housing Lottery Day, Ethnic and Cu
  • Number of students in fraternities N/A
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa;
  • Setting Urban
Transportation
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Boston (8), Boston (8)
  • Distance to nearest train Boston (3)
  • Distance to nearest bus Boston (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, cooperative housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
Campus Services
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, alumni network
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A