In Response to COVID-19

In the face of unprecedented uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and the economy, we want to be helpful in any way we can. Read our update for those applying for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle

The Admissions & Financial Aid Office staff are working remotely until further notice. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus. Our main phone lines and email are operative during normal business hours (M - F, 9 AM to 5 PM EDT).

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


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

  • A student 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 - Harvard's newest concentration - is just one of the many pathways in the arts and humanities.

Explore Harvard

Calculate Your Estimated Scholarship

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Upcoming Deadlines

January 1

First-Year Regular Decision admissions deadline. Regular Decision applicants are notified by late March. View the full first-year admissions timeline.

November 1

Early Action admissions deadline. Early Action applicants are notified by mid-December. Learn more about applying under our Early Action program.

Admissions News

1,980 students were officially admitted to the Class of 2024 from a total of 40,248 applications.

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Admissions Statistics

A Profile of the Admitted Class of 2023


  • 43,330 Applicants

  • 1,650 Enrolled students

  • 13 % International students

  • 55 % Receive need-based scholarships