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Harvard was established in 1636 and named after the college's first benefactor, John Harvard
It currently ranks #1 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings vs Sorbonne Universite which is #46
The Harvard alumni network is one of the strongest in the world, comprised of leaders in politics, business and entertainment
Its admissions rate of 3.4% means that Harvard will accept only 4 out of every 100 applicants. Could you be one of them?
Undergraduate students represent a third of Harvard's student body of 22,000, and approximately 21% are international students, under 1% are from France
A world-leader for college sport, Harvard has 42 intercollegiate Division I teams and 20% of the student body participate in athletics
There are more than 450 student organisations at Harvard; from the Debating Union and Project for Justice to Engineers Without Borders and Meditation
Harvard students receive support in preparation for the working world through the college careers team. The median starting salary for Harvard graduates is $69,200 USD
Harvard is looking for the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. As a result, it attracts - and seeks - well-rounded students who are not only eager to learn but likely to inspire others. Whilst strong academics are a must, students must also demonstrate extracurricular engagement and clear personal qualities. In short, good grades are not enough!
In the last year alone, the number of European students applying to US universities like Harvard and Stanford rose by 4.26%. As well as offering a truly rounded education, the US is famed for delivering fantastic extracurricular opportunities and high graduate salaries.
Crimson is a university admissions support network that offers chargeable programmes of university admissions support*. We believe that students require assistance from not just one but several people in order to achieve their maximum potential. This is why each programme is delivered by a carefully-selected team of mentors who provide focussed support with each and every aspect of the process - from university selection to essay writing and SAT preparation.
Our European team supports students from across the UK and mainland Europe and has helped countless French students to the university of their dreams.
You can kickstart the conversation with us in a complimentary university strategy meeting. In your meeting, you will meet an expert Academic Advisor who will review your academic and extracurricular profile, provide tailored guidance as to suitable university pathways and outline what you need to do to achieve your goals.
*All Crimson services are conducted in English.
Did you know that how you perform in the last 4 years of school may affect your world-leading university admissions chances? US Universities ask for information on your achievements over your last 4 years at school so it's crucial to start developing your application strategy and let your personal brand shine through as soon as possible.
+ Time - applying to the US/UK requires knowing what's required and getting ready early
+ Strategy - know when you should start on various elements of the application and which sections take time priority over others
+ Knowledge - can you identify your best-fit university based on your grades, ambitions, interests and location?
+ Extracurricular activities - what are you currently doing and how can you expand upon your leadership candidacy and make a real difference in areas associated with your personal talents and passions?
+ Academics - know how you are tracking compared to others and what’s needed to gain admission to your dream university!
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