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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 85.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 35.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 17.90%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 78.50%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 96.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 17.90%
SAT I Math score 700+: 81.10%
SAT I Math score 600+: 99.00%
ACT score 24-29: 10.00%
ACT score 30-36: 90.00%
ACT score 24+: 100%
Students applied: 34,919
Students admitted: 1,944
Admission rate: 6%
Students per faculty: 7
4-year graduation rate: 85.9%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,490
Full-time enrolled women: 3,140
Part-time enrolled men: 2
Part-time enrolled women: 4
Total enrollment: 6,636

COSTS

Tuition: $41,632
Room and board: $15,381
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $3,646
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $44,430
Average non-need-based aid: $20,827
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
9
Average aid package: $47,475
Students receiving need-based aid: 3,986
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 60%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
0†%
% receiving student loans: 26%