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Choosing Harvard

Find your home in Harvard’s diverse community.

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You Can Afford Harvard

Our revolutionary financial aid program makes Harvard affordable for every family throughout the world. Our aid packages require no loans, no contribution from families with incomes $65,000 or less, and 0-10 percent of family income up to $150,000. Families with incomes greater than $150,000 are still eligible for aid, depending on their particular circumstances.

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A Transformative Education

Harvard students have access to courses, research institutes, and faculty mentors from all parts of Harvard. With world-renowned faculty, state-of-the-art resources, and individualized instruction, it’s the perfect place to pursue your favorite and still-to-be-discovered academic interests.

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Experiences as Varied as Your Imagination

Select from more than 400 student organizations and 42 Varsity sports, the most of any college. For sheer range and depth, Harvard’s programs are hard to match.

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A Welcoming Community

From a specially designed first year in Harvard Yard through your upperclass years in the iconic Houses, you will be welcomed into a world of rich traditions in the unique and cosmopolitan environment of Boston, “America’s college town.”

Real Stories from Real Students

7 Reasons Why Harvard

The admissions process is over, and if you got accepted, congratulations! If you weren’t accepted, even Harvard makes mistakes. But to those who’re starting to look at where to go to college, here’s why Harvard’s a great choice. Continue reading about 7 Reasons Why Harvard