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For Prospective Students

Bring Your Talents to Harvard College

Join a community of scholars, artists, and innovators. As a student at Harvard College, you will learn and live with students from around the world, dine side by side with dedicated faculty, and find countless ways to explore your intellectual curiosity.

Perform research in a biotechnology lab. Spend a semester abroad learning French. Join the Model United Nations. However you spend your time, you are sure to find every moment enriching, engaging, and unforgettable. 

Begin exploring our programs, activities, and requirements here.

Visiting and applying

Financial aid


Student life

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.


Get step-by-step tips for completing your application.