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

January 1

First-Year Regular Decision admissions deadline. Regular Decision applicants will be notified by the end of March. View the full first-year admissions timeline.

Admissions Statistics

A Profile of the Admitted Class of 2025


  • 57,786 Applicants

  • 1,962 Enrolled students

  • 15 % International students

  • 55 % Receive need-based scholarships

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