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Harvard University does not have a strict minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate admissions. However, admitted students typically have very high GPAs, ranging from 3.8 to 4.0, with an average GPA of 3.9.
Average High School GPA
Harvard is test-optional currently for the admissions cycle. Harvard University's SAT scores for admitted students range from 1480 - 1580, with an average score of 1530.
Although SAT scores are optional, we recommend that students aim for a good SAT score of at least 1530 to be competitive in the admissions process at Harvard University.
Students submitting SAT scores
Harvard is test-optional for the next admissions cycle. Harvard University's ACT scores for admitted students range from 33 to 35, with an average score of 34.
A good ACT score will still boost your application above the competition and help get you into your dream school. It will allow admissions officers to quickly and objectively compare you to the rest of the applicant pool.
Students submitting ACT scores
Besides academic grades, Harvard has some additional requirements based on the program of study you apply for.
Make sure you have extracurriculars relating to your area of study and those that show your dedication over time.
Harvard University requires two teacher recommendations.
Optional for international students.