Harvard University

Acceptance Rate 5 %
SAT Average 1,520
Tuition & Fees $54,002
Student Population 30,391
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $52,257

Academic Overview

Harvard University Campus, Cambridge, MA
Harvard University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $54,002 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 30,391 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 5% and the graduation rate is 98% last year.
The salary after graduation from Harvard University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $139,100. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Harvard University are $54,002. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $50,654 on average.
Harvard University 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Harvard. The acceptance rate of Harvard is 5% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 82%. The average graduation rate is 98% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $52,257 and 42% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 30,391 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Harvard University is 5 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Harvard University is 98 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Harvard University is 99 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Harvard University is 30,391
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Harvard University is 7 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $52,257 at Harvard University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Harvard offers 375 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Associate's Degree20
Bachelor's Degree960
Post Bachelor's Degree60
Master's Degree1480
Post Master's Degree150
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1020
Doctor's degree - professional practice60

Special Learning Opportunities

Harvard University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Freshmen (full-time) are required to live in on-campus house (e.g. dorms) at Harvard University.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:13,574)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)

Veterans Benefits

Harvard University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges