Harvard University Admissions

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)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 5.00% and yield is 82.00%. 21,730 men and 21,600 women applied to Harvard University and 1,087 men and 1,080 women students were accepted. Among them, 902 men and 886 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants43,33021,73021,600
Admitted2,1671,0871,080
Enrolled1,777902886
Acceptance Ratio 5.00%5.00%5.00%
Yield 82.00%82.98%82.04%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 1,172 students (71% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 743 students (45%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 770 and 25th percentile is 710. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 750 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 107 (75th percentile) and 107 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing710770
SAT Math750800
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3136
ACT English3436
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Harvard University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

Harvard University 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. Next table summarizes Harvard University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Harvard University online application page .
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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