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Harvard University

Harvard University
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138

Official telephone: (617) 495-1000
Website: www.harvard.edu
Screen last updated on: December 2021

The admissions information below is valid for the 2021 academic year.

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN APPLICATION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS
Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: January 1
Application fee: $75
High school graduation is: not required
Interview is: recommended
Standardized test requirements: SAT I or ACT required, SAT II required
Dates test scores should be received: March 6 for SAT I/ACT, February 23 for SAT II
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: yes
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: yes

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN SELECTION PROCESS
Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report considered
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations considered
  • standardized test scores considered
  • essay considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview considered
  • extracurricular activities considered
  • particular talent/ability considered
  • character/personal qualities considered
  • alumni/ae relationship considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience considered
Average secondary school GPA: 4
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 95%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 39%
Average SAT I: 740 verbal, 760 math
Combined SAT I middle 50% range: 33 - 35
Average ACT: 34 composite
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 72%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 45%

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT
Number of completed applications received: 40,248
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 2,015
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 84%
Admission may be deferred: yes

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