Harvard: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Harvard University’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Harvard Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 86 Brattle Street
  • State: Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 98%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 7,240
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7:1

Factors in Admission Decisions

Academic

Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Recommendations
Application Essay
Standardized test scores

Non-Academic

Considered
Interview
Extracurricular Activities
Talent/Ability
Character/personal qualities
First Generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical Residence
Racial/ethnic Status
Volunteer work
Work experience

GPA Breakdown

74.30% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

20.47% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

4.04% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

0.51% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

0.34% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 ‎‏

0.34% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 1
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (1 year maximum)
  • Early Admission: Allowed
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1
  • EA Plan: Restrictive

Student Life Information


Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 1,002 International (nonresidents) students
  • 853 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 665 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 2,440 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 20 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 1,624 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 10 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 547 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 79 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown

Tuition/Fees

$85 Application Fee

$54,269 Tuition Fee

$4,807 Required Fees

$20,374 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $242,952,050

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $12,627,967

The data presented here was collected from the Harvard Common Data Set 2022-2023.

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