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Colleges / Harvard University

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA 4-Year Private http://www.harvard.edu/

Harvard University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Most Selective


How hard is it to get into Harvard University ? Harvard University is a most selective institution. The Harvard University acceptance rate is 5%. This means that the institution accepts 5 out of every 100 applicants.

Harvard University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 31, 2019

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 29, 2020

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Harvard University is Dec 31, 2019. There are 0 days left to apply.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications is unknown. There are 0 days left to apply.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Harvard University ACT Scores


ACT Range

33 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

35 and Above


33 to 35


33 and Less


ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Harvard University is 34. Students with an ACT score of 35 and above have a good chance of getting into Harvard University . Students with an ACT score that falls between 33 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 33 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Harvard University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1500 - 1600


Math SAT Range

750 - 800


Reading SAT Range

710 - 770

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1600 and Above


1500 to 1600


1500 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Harvard University students is 34. Applicants with SAT scores of 35 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Harvard University , while applicants with SAT scores between 33 to 35 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 33 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Harvard University .

Harvard University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Harvard University , the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.18. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

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Campus Settings


Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 31

School Info

Massachusetts Hall Cambridge, MA 2138

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