How much does Harvard University cost?

Harvard University Cost of Attendance
In-state $48,949
Out-of-state $48,949
On-Campus Room and Board $16,660
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $17,030
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 -$230
$30,000-$48,000 $632
$48,000-$75,000 $3,392
$75,000-$110,000 $15,613
Over $110,000 $42,123

Harvard University Financial Aid and Debt

70%

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% $44,972
Federal Grants 15% $7,389
Pell grants 15% $4,535
Other federal grants 10% $3,954
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 3% $2,729
Institutional grants or scholarships 55% $48,524
Student loan aid 9% $7,372
Federal student loans 3% $5,976
Other student loans 8% $6,764

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Attend a summer program 142 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 173 Up to $10,000
Play a sport 151 Up to $1,500
Do an extracurricular activity 281 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 303 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 171 Up to $5,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 210 Up to $2,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Harvard University Admissions

What is Harvard University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 5%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 67% of applicants
SAT Reading 730-790
SAT Math 730-800
SAT Writing 710-790
ACT Submissions 53% of applicants
Composite Score 32-35

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Harvard University Campus Life

7:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

1

Forbes Ranking

84%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

96%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 13844
Living on campus
Transfer Students
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Women
50%
Men
50%

Student Diversity

74%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
44.44%
Asian
20.38%
Unknown
17.10%
Hispanic or Latino
11.45%
Black or African American
6.20%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.30%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.12%

Harvard University Graduation Success

98%

First Year Student Retention

84%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$90,900

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Harvard University

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.

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