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Admissions

Overview

The Future is Calling

Harness your curiosity and learn about the world—and yourself. Through our liberal arts and sciences curriculum, you'll discover how to use your passions to build a bright future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Harvard

Discover what makes Harvard the standard for liberal arts and sciences education. From our unparalleled academics to our revolutionary financial aid, we strive to offer the best resources to the next generation of leaders.
  • Students cheering at a Harvard football game

    Crimson Pride

    Harvard is home to 42 Division I intercollegiate sports teams - more than any other college in the country.

  • Student creating virtual reality game

    Innovation

    From physical spaces to funding, Harvard provides the support for students to investigate and explore their world.

  • A professor and two students in white lab coats doing research in a lab

    Groundbreaking Research

    Undergraduates have access to more than $7 million in funding to pursue research in the sciences, social sciences, arts, or humanities.

  • Three students warming up on stage

    Creative Expression

    Theater, Dance, and Media - one of Harvard's newest concentrations - is just one of the many pathways in the arts and humanities.

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Admissions Deadlines

November 1 - Restrictive Early Action

Restrictive Early Action applicants are notified by mid-December. 

January 1 - Regular Decision

Regular Decision applicants will be notified by the end of March. 

Afford Harvard

Harvard is affordable for all admitted students. Financial aid covers all demonstrated need for all students, regardless of citizenship or citizenship status. Families making under $85,000 a year pay nothing for their student's education, and families making between $85,000-$150,000 pay 0-10% of their incomes.

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Spotlights and Stories

My Favorite Places On / Around Campus

As I look back on my 4 years, I would like to share some of my favorite places around Harvard's campus.

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    As a computer science concentrator at Harvard, I had no true exposure to coding before attending college.

Admissions Statistics

A Profile of the Admitted Class of 2027

Statistics

  • 56,937 Applicants

  • 1,966 Admitted students

  • 16 % International students

  • 55 % Receive need-based scholarships

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