Harvard University

Acceptance Ratio 5.4%
Yield(Enrollment Ratio) 78.82%
Applicants 39,041
Admitted 2,110
Enrolled 1,663

Applying To Harvard University

The acceptance ratio is 5.4% last year at Harvard University where total 39,041 students applied and 2,110 were accepted. Next table presents general admission information for applying to Harvard University.

Open Admission Policy

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

Harvard University accepts . Next table describes credits that Harvard University accepts.

Calendar SystemUn-Known
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits

Average SAT/ACT Scores

1,220 applicants (73% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 707 applicants (43%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,600 and 25th percentile score is 1,430. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 105 and 25th percentile score is 96. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Harvard University.

25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading710800
SAT Math720800
SAT Writing
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3135
ACT English3335
ACT Writing
[chart]SAT Scores at Harvard University
[chart]ACT Scores at Harvard University

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For year 2016-2017, total 39,041 students (19,809 men and 19,232 women) applied to Harvard University and 2,110 (1,088 men and 1,022 women) students were accepted. Among them, 868 men and 795 women were enrolled into the school. Following table shows the Harvard University Admission Statistics including admission ad enrolment rates. The admit rate is 5.40% and enrollment rate is 78.82%.

Acceptance Ratio 5.40% 5.49% 5.31%
Enrollment Ratio 78.82% 79.78% 77.79%
[chart]Harvard University Acceptance Ratio

Application Requirements

Harvard University requires 3 articles and recommends 2 articles to their applicants. Next table summarizes the application requirements at Harvard University

High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2016-2017.