Admissions Information

The application fee is $75 for applying undergraduate school and $105 for graduate school at Harvard University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$105
Admission Informationcollege.harvard.edu/admissions
Online Applicationcollege.harvard.edu/admissions/application-process/application-requirements
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedAssociate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 5.01% and the yield is 69.83%. 20,036 men and 20,212 women applied to Harvard University and 974 men and 1,041 women students were accepted. Among them, 674 men and 733 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants40,24820,03620,212
Admitted2,0159741,041
Enrolled1,407674733
Acceptance Rate 5.01%4.86%5.15%
Yield 69.83%69.20%70.41%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 1,007 students (72% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 634 students (45%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 780 and the 25th percentile is 720. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 740 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 33 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720780
SAT Math740800
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3135
ACT English3536
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Harvard University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,466, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Harvard University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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