Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

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Harvard University is ranked 3 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 6 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 79%
Applicants who took ACT 38%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+78%
600-69919%
600+97%

SAT Math Score

700+79%
600-69920%
600+99%

ACT Score

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

Students applied37,307
Students admitted2,080
Admission rate6%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$43,820
Fees$3,794
Room and board$15,951
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$64,565

Cost after need-based aid$18,156
Cost after non-need-based aid$39,879

Average debt at graduation$16,723

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$95,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$46,409
Average non-need-based aid$24,686

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,699

Full-Time

Men3,543
Women3,155

Part-Time

Men0
Women1

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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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