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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
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#2 in National Universities
#6 in World University Rankings
#1 in Massachusetts Colleges
Rankings*#1 in National Universities
#3 in World University Rankings
#1 in California Colleges
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$54,002Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$56,169
cheaper$50,654Graduate Tuitionexpensive$53,151
More$47,145Average Financial Aid AmountLess$47,106
Admission
Higher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Easier5%Acceptance RateTighter4%
82%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
82%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Larger31,566Total EnrollmentSmaller17,381
Larger9,950Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller7,087
Larger21,616Graduate Student PopulationSmaller10,294
4,087Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Higher97%Graduate RateLower94%
-Transfer-out Rate1%
99%Retention Rate99%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,614)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,169)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty7 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty5 to 1
2,490Number of faculties4,015
Higher$202,348Average Faculty SalaryLower$188,992
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.