Harvard University

History

Harvard University was founded in 1636, with it’s name being in honor of John Harvard, a Clergyman who left the school both money and his library after passing away.

Harvard has been ranked as the best university in the world by multiple institutions year after year, these include: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS and Times Higher Education and THE World Reputation Rankings.

Programs Offered

Currently Harvard University counts with 12 different schools and a specialized institute for advanced study, since education at Harvard really starts with choosing a school, they’ll be listed here for convenience:

  • Harvard Business School 
  • Harvard College 
  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education 
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine 
  • Harvard Divinity School 
  • Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design 
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education 
  • Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 
  • Harvard Kennedy School 
  • Harvard Law School 
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced 
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Through these schools, which as the first step to understand and enter the Harvard student community, the institution offers the following programs amongst many others:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Germanic Languages and Studies
  • Harvard Integrated Life Sciences
  • History
  • Inmunology
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Political Science

Admission requirements

Application into the Harvard University of Washington can be handled online through Coalition for College. After filling all the profile information and answering the Harvard specific questions, prospective students must also pay a $75 application fee and then present the following to the institution:

  • ACT or SAT 
  • 2 SAT Subject Tests 
  • School Report and high school transcript 
  • Two Teacher Report s
  • Midyear School

Student Life

As a result of it’s focus on being accessible to all, Harvard has one of the most diverse campus experiences any student can find, with students and staff from all states and well over 80 countries, it is a cultural environment unlike any other, and one where any person can truly fit, regardless of background.

Part-time work

Harvard’s Student Employment Office is the to-go place for students looking to obtain a job opportunity while studying, 78% of students at Harvard worked at one point or another during their stay, and the Employment Office is a pivotal part in this process, students have access to a job database which lists both on-campus and off-campus work, and residents to the nation can also enroll in the Federal Work Study Program which grants them even more options to support themselves through college life.

Fees

Attending Harvard has a cost of $46,340 which can raise to $67,580 for students who need boarding.

That said most students with a scholarship end up paying an average of $12,000 annually and more than half of the student body receive scholarship aid, with grants that can cover more than $53,000.

 As such fees can vary a lot from person to person, and all interested applicants should properly check the university’s Net Price Calculator online, to have a closer idea of how much they will be expected to pay.

Ranking

Harvard University is currently ranked at the first place in both the world’s university ranking and the United States of America national ranking, making it the uncontested best college level institution in the world.

University Contact

Address:  Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: (617) 495-1000

Email: college@fas.harvard.edu

Summary

Harvard is considered by most sources the absolute best college level institution in the world, and such praise isn’t empty, it’s courses and education process are uncontested, and it’s financial aid can make education cheaper than one might expect at first, however, admission is incredibly steep, roughly on a 5% basis per year, admission into Harvard is a process that starts early on High School, and while it is undeniably hard, it’s a lofty goal, that will doubtlessly show it’s rewards if enrolled.