About Harvard University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Harvard University cost?

Harvard University Cost of Attendance
In-state $47,074
Out-of-state $47,074
On-Campus Room and Board $15,951
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $16,205
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Harvard University Financial Aid and Debt

66%

Students paying down their debt

$6,500

Typical Total Student Debt

$67

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 72% $41,414
Federal Grants 16% $7,651
Pell grants 16% $4,524
Other federal grants 11% $3,963
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 4% $2,373
Institutional grants or scholarships 55% $46,044
Student loan aid 8% $6,844
Federal student loans 2% $8,557
Other student loans 6% $6,376

Harvard University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

Over 500,000 high school students are earning no-essay college scholarships for their grades, activities, and other achievements.

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have perfect attendance for a year 178 Up to $750
Take a challenging class 262 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 241 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 106 Up to $4,000
Attend a summer program 108 Up to $4,500
Take a foreign language class 141 Up to $3,000
Do community service 236 Up to $75
Play a sport 127 Up to $600
Do an extracurricular activity 234 Up to $1,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Harvard University Admissions

What is Harvard University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 5%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 73% of applicants
SAT Reading 710-800
SAT Math 720-800
SAT Writing 710-790
ACT Submissions 43% of applicants
Composite Score 32-35

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Harvard University Campus Life

7:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

4

Forbes Ranking

86%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

97%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 14128
Living on campus
Transfer Students 45%
Under Age 25 22%
Gender Balance
Men
50%
Women
50%

Student Diversity

79%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
42.04%
Unknown
26.39%
Asian
15.56%
Hispanic or Latino
9.92%
Black or African American
5.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.25%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.08%

Harvard University Graduation Success

98%

First Year Student Retention

86%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$95,500

Average Salary After Graduation

About Harvard University

Address

Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Midsize City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify