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Best Values in Colleges

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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

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Harvard University is ranked 2 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 3 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 85%
Applicants who took ACT 35%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+79%
600-69918%
600+96%

SAT Math Score

700+81%
600-69918%
600+99%

ACT Score

30-3690%
24-2910%
24+100%

Students applied34,919
Students admitted1,944
Admission rate6%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$41,632
Fees$3,646
Room and board$15,381
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$61,659

Cost after need-based aid$17,229
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,832

Average debt at graduation$15,117

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$87,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$44,430
Average non-need-based aid$20,827

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,636

Full-Time

Men3,490
Women3,140

Part-Time

Men2
Women4

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map|Sortable Rankings|SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2016