Harvard University

United States of America

1st US-News World Ranking

Harvard University Background 

Located in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard is a private Ivy League research university in United States of America. It was established in the 1636 and is a research driven institution which is dedicated to develop leaders in different fields.

 Harvard University's Ranking and Tuition 

Harvard University's Ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 2. Its tuition and fees are $50,420 (2018-19).

Harvard University Programs and Courses

Harvard University comprises of Harvard Business School, Harvard College, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Divinity School, Graduate School of Design, Division of Continuing Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard Kennedy School, School of Public Health, Institute for Advanced Study.

Harvard has more than 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate and professional courses and with more than 3, 70,000 alumni across the world.  Harvard offers courses in various disciplines like engineering, arts, medicine, dental medicine, business, public policy, law, design, education, theatre etc.  It has one of the most substantial financial aid plans, 60% of its undergraduate students have been awarded $160 million in assistance. Other than operating the Harvard Library which is the world’s largest private library system, it also operates various cultural, arts and science museums.

Harvard University? Notable Alumni

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (co-founder of Facebook, and currently operates as its chairman and chief executive officer), Barack Hussein Obama (American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017), Bill Gates (co-founder of Microsoft and is an American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist)

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This program believe in the power of teacher to take leadership of organizational and social change, transforming urban public schools, and improving lives.

Online Application Form, Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, Three letters of recommendation, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores, Transcript(s) from each postsecondary institution attended.

Academic program manager, Senior executive director of student enrollment, Center manager- child development center, Middle school teachers.

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This program helps students to explore some of the most challenging issues facing teachers and learners worldwide-how to educate students in refugee camps, how to improve girls education in Afganistan, how to deliver effective HIV/AIDS education in Malawi, how to help young people develop the skills they need in the 21st century and be constantly challenged.

Online Application Form, Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, Three letters of recommendation, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores, Transcript(s) from each postsecondary institution attended.

Program manager, Enrollment adviser, Program associate-education division, University relations representative-international studies abroad, Associate Director, Global classrooms coordinator, Coordinator of education, International admissions coordinator.

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This program helps students learn how to harness the extraordinary power of the arts to raise educational outcomes for learners and enrich overall quality of life for communities.

Online Application Form, Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, Three letters of recommendation, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores, Transcript(s) from each postsecondary institution attended.

Programs and partnership coordinator, Dean - college of education, Administrative assistant, Drawing/painting and print program assistant, Assistant to Dean, Graphic arts specialist, Library assistant.

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This program prepares graduates for multiple opportunities in a range of fields, including community, environment and global health, policy development, research and health care management.

Statement of Purpose, Test Scores-GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS, Letters of reference, CV/Resume, Transcripts/Mark sheets.

Health and safety engineer, Environmental scientist, Healthcare administrator, Biostatistician, Epidemiologist, Doctorate degree holders.

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African American and African Studies is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the past and present cultures and experiences of peoples of African descent in the United States, as well as in Africa and the Caribbean basin. Through traditional classroom experiences combined with internships and study abroad opportunities, students may select the major or minor with two options: African American Studies and African Studies.

A personal statement, A writing sample no longer than 20 pages, Three letters of recommendation, Transcripts, CV, GRE scores, TOEFL Ibt scores

Adjunct Faculty, Associate Professor, Program Director, African Research Center Director, Credit Union Examiner, Community Counselor.

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a) Common application or Universal College Application

b) $75 application fee or a fee waiver request

c) Official high school transcripts and Mid-Year School Report

d) Two teacher evaluations

e) Official SAT/ACT scores

f) Typical SAT scores: Math (700-800), Critical reading (700-800), Writing (710-790),  ACT Composite (32-35)

g) Average GPA 4.04

h) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

i) Acceptance rate: 5.4% (2016)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Bachelors: $50,420


Harvard School of Design- $46,816

Harvard Divinity Graduate School- $28,096

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences- $43,296

Harvard Graduate School of Education- $46,816

Harvard Medical School- $58,050

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Harvard University is $17,160 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: January 1


Harvard Business School: Round 1: September 7, Round 2: January 4, Round 3: April 3

Harvard Divinity School: January 15

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Deadlines, which vary by program, are expected to be: December 1, December 15, and January 2

Harvard School of Design: January 4, January 9, January 20

Harvard Divinity Graduate School: January 15

Harvard Graduate School of Education: December 1, December 15, January 5

Harvard Medical School: October 16

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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