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Harvard University

Harvard University ( HARVARD)

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

US News 1
Times Higher Education 7
QS World University 3
Shanghai 1
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About Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and generous financial aid programs. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was named after the College’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. A statue of John Harvard stands today in front of University Hall in Harvard.
Degree Offered
Admission Session
Fall, Rolling
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University Setting Urban
Major City Boston
Nearest Airports Boston Logan International Airport (7 Miles)
Geographic Region New England

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Key Facts and Figures
Total Students 36,012
International Students 6,141
Courses 62+
Acceptance Ratio 5%
Estimated Expenses Per Year
Expenses Per Year Cost in USD in INR (Approx.)
HealthFee 1206 USD 86.83 Thousands
Books and Supplies 900 USD 64.80 Thousands
Housing & Meals 23010 USD 16.56 Lakhs
Transportation 1374 USD 98.92 Thousands
Personal Expenses 4078 USD 2.93 Lakhs
Health Insurance 3700 USD 2.66 Lakhs
Course Fee 43296 USD 31.17 Lakhs
Total Costs 77564 USD 55.84 Lakhs
Why should you consider Harvard University?
  • 20% of the students pay nothing to attend the University and more than half receive need based scholarships.So, yes—you can afford Harvard.
  • Harvard Library is the largest academic library in the world which includes 20.4 million volumes, 180,000 serial titles and an estimated 400 million manuscript items.
  • 371,000 living alumni, over 279,000 in the U.S., and over 59,000 in some 202 other countries.
  • Over 400 official student organizations including extracurricular, co-curricular and athletic opportunities in addition to academics
  • Harvard University was ranked 2nd in National Universities by US news in 2019.

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Address / Geo Location
Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
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