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Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

About Harvard University

Harvard University, located in Massachusetts USA, is one of the most highly ranked and globally respected academic institutions in the world. The private, medium-sized university offers 4 year undergraduate programs. Harvard is co-ed and most students live on campus. Crimson has cracked the code on how to get into Harvard from NZ, click below to check out some of our Alumni now.

A Brief History
A brief history

Founded in 1636, Harvard was named for the college’s first benefactor, the young minister, John Harvard, who upon his death in 1638, left his library and half his estate to the institution.

General info
General information

Harvard is made up of the undergraduate college, and 11 other postgrad institutions including the highly ranked Business School, Law School, Medical School and John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Quick facts about Harvard

  • Undergrad degree: 4 year liberal arts
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Setting: Urban
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 6,755 (approx)
  • Number of Freshman: 1,644 (approx)
  • Acceptance Rate: 3.4%
Harvard University


Acceptance Rate

1460 - 1580

Average SAT Score

32 - 35

Average ACT Score

3.7 - 4.0

GPA Aim (top of class)


What is Harvard's QS World University Ranking?


What is the median starting salary of Harvard graduates?

$98,500 NZD

What percentage of Harvard students are international students?


What percentage of Harvard students live on campus?


How hard is it to get into Harvard?

Very! Harvard’s acceptance rate is below 5%.

How many undergraduate fields of study does Harvard have?


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How many varsity sports teams are there at Harvard?


What's the easiest way to get into Harvard?

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The 6 Most Popular Majors

Notable alumni

Harvard boasts more than 371,000 living alumni with over 279,000 of these graduates living in the USA and over 59,000 living in 202 countries around the world. The university has produced 49 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners.

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