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Faculty Engagement

Renowned Professors, Personal Attention

As a student, you will have immediate access to some of the world’s greatest scholars. Nobel laureates lead introductory courses. Pulitzer Prize-winning authors teach General Education courses. National Book Award winners give First-Year Seminars.

Professors spend time with students informally both before and after class and also during their open office hours. You will find that whether you have a great insight or just want to chat, you will be encouraged to stop by office hours—and you’ll enjoy a face-to-face, one-on-one conversation with some of the world’s greatest scholars.

Close-knit and collaborative relationships

You will find your professors taking meals in Harvard’s dining halls, attending gatherings in the residences of House Masters, and participating in other programs and special events such as student-faculty dinner. You will also have opportunities to work closely with faculty members on research projects, as either a lead on your own project or an assistant to a faculty project.

Your formal and informal relationships with Harvard faculty will be plentiful and rewarding, and they may result in professional collaborations, career-enriching experiences, and even lifelong friendships.

Small, supportive courses

More than half the classes we offer each semester enroll 12 or fewer students, and another 30 percent are smaller than 20. In fact, fewer  than 15 percent of classes have more than 30 students.

Most departments also offer tutorials in your field of concentration. In a tutorial, you’ll learn one–on–one with a faculty member or in a small group with your peers.



Facts About Financial Aid


Amount that parents making less than $65,000 are expected to contribute.

Ninety percent of American families would pay the same or less to send their children to Harvard as they would a state school.


John Harvard Statue in front of University Hall

Stroll through Harvard Yard, ask Admissions staff all your questions, and feel the warmth of the Harvard community. See tour dates and times.