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Student Life


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Student life by the numbers


  • 500+ Student organizations

  • 125+ Active service programs for Phillips Brooks House during the academic year

  • 400+ Students pursuing various service projects during the summer for Phillips Brooks House

  • 3,400+ Students participating in the arts

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Nearly 80 percent of Harvard students participate in athletics—and everyone joins in to cheer on their friends and show their Crimson pride.

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