Harvard University

public affairs and law

3rdQS World Ranking

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 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.

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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English

This program is the most advanced law degree, designed for aspiring legal academics who wish to pursue sustained independent study, research and writing.

Online application form, CV/Resume, Recommendations (2), Transcripts, Official TOEFL reprt, Personal Statement(no more than 1000 words), Summary of LL.M. Paper (no more than 500 words), LL.M Paper or the equivalent, Research Proposal (no more than 2500 words), Students who have not received an LL.M degree from Harvard or another leading US law school are virtually never admitted to S.J.D. Applicant must have obtained his or her previous degree or degrees in law with distinction.

Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer, Associate Dean-International and Comparative Legal studies, Justice sector advisor, Contract administrator, Senior Compliance Analyst.

15th Dec

English

This program works towards meaningful reforms on cutting edge criminal justice issues. By conducting rigorous legal and policy analysis, forging partnerships with advocates and policymakers around the country and convening diverse stakeholders, to develop solutions to hard problems of criminal justice reform.

LSAT or GRE results, Register for LSAC's Credential Assembly Service(CAS) and pay all appropriate fees, Submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to LSAC, Submit two letters of recommendation to LSAC, Submit HLS application, Personal statement and Resume electronically.

Crime analyst, Social services assistant, Intelligence analyst, Crime scene investigator, Criminalist, Community intervention specialist.

15th Dec

English

This program open up ideas about alternative norms, rules strategies, and institutions that help them better see and understand choices made withi the United States. The benefits of such courses are most obvious for students intending to specialize in the international arena, but even individuals who anticipate a career anchored principally in their own nation's legal system have much to gain from such offerings.

LSAT or GRE results, Register for LSAC's Credential Assembly Service(CAS) and pay all appropriate fees, Submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to LSAC, Submit two letters of recommendation to LSAC, Submit HLS application, Personal statement and Resume electronically.

Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer, Associate Dean-International and Comparative Legal studies, Justice sector advisor, Contract administrator, Senior Compliance Analyst.

15th Dec

English

Lawyers practicing in business related areas-corporate law, real estate, tax, business litigation, many areas of government regulation, and aspects of non profit representation-need to acquire skills in three areas: basic analytics (accounting, finance, economics), an appreciation of transactions, and relevant fields of law.

LSAT or GRE results, Register for LSAC's Credential Assembly Service(CAS) and pay all appropriate fees, Submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to LSAC, Submit two letters of recommendation to LSAC, Submit HLS application, Personal statement and Resume electronically.

Business lawyers, Paralegals, Finance analysts, Corporate attorney, Corporate counsel.

15th Dec

English

Students particularly interested in the workings of government should take courses, at both a foundational and an advanced level, in (1) government structure and processes generally and (2) particular regulatory fields(the balance as between these two categories may differ from student to student, depending on interests and career aspirations.)

LSAT or GRE results, Register for LSAC's Credential Assembly Service(CAS) and pay all appropriate fees, Submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to LSAC, Submit two letters of recommendation to LSAC, Submit HLS application, Personal statement and Resume electronically.

Clinical instructor of law, Counsel, Legal counsel, Associate general counsel, Legal-assistant general counsel, Assistant general counsel-IP-Legal, Corporate counsel, Assistant general counsel - legal operations.

15th Dec

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.

Fees

Undergraduate: $50,420

Graduate

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 program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

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

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: January 1

Graduate

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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Harvard University Stats

22000

Students

4700

International Students

7000

Undergraduates

15000

Postgraduate

4320

Faculty Strength

5

Student Faculty Ratio

6
%

Acceptance Rate

$
50420

Tuition Fees

$
17160

Living Cost

$
5280

Other Fees

4.1

Avg. GPA

43

Avg. IB

* All cost are in USD