Tool December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 79.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 38.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 19.26%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 77.79%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 97.05%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 19.56%
SAT I Math score 700+: 79.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 98.56%
ACT score 24-29: 9.72%
ACT score 30-36: 89.97%
ACT score 24+: 99.69%
Students applied: 37,307
Students admitted: 2,080
Admission rate: 6%
Students per faculty: 7
4-year graduation rate: 85.7%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,543
Full-time enrolled women: 3,155
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 1
Total enrollment: 6,699

COSTS

Tuition: $43,820
Room and board: $15,951
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $3,794
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $46,409
Average non-need-based aid: $24,686
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
12
Average aid package: $49,212
Students receiving need-based aid: 3,792
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 57%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
0†%
% receiving student loans: 24%