Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

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Harvard University is ranked 2 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 4 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 73%
Applicants who took ACT 43%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+81%
600-69917%
600+98%

SAT Math Score

700+84%
600-69915%
600+99%

ACT Score

30-3693%
24-297%
24+100%

Students applied39,041
Students admitted2,110
Admission rate5%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$44,990
Fees$3,959
Room and board$16,660
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$66,609

Cost after need-based aid$18,011
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,655

Average debt at graduation$16,702

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$90,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$48,598
Average non-need-based aid$23,954

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,712

Full-Time

Men3,571
Women3,141

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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