Harvard University

Harvard University is part of the Ivy League and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a private university and was established in 1636, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States of America.

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What are the undergraduate entrance requirements for Harvard University?

From Harvard Web Site

The graduate schools at Harvard, such as the Law School, Medical School, and Business School, do not generally accept applications from students who have not already have received four-year Bachelor's degree. You will first need to complete your undergraduate studies. But even if you are still in high school, you can still browse the admissions information for any of the graduate schools

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There is no single office at Harvard University that handles admissions for all students to all programs. Instead, each school maintains its own admissions office and specialized staff to meet the needs of their prospective students. Below is a listing of admissions offices for the following programs:

Undergraduate Graduate programs Professional Education programs Continuing Education Summer School Programs

Visit the HARVARD UNIVERSITY WEBSITE found in the Related Link below and go to the Admissions & Financial Aid link.

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1.0/1.4 GENERAL

1.0 Harvard is America's oldest college.

1.1 Harvard, is VERY selective and estimated the cost for tuition, fees, room, board and personal expenses halls in 2004-05 was approximately $42,450 plus an amount for travel depending on your home state.

1.3 The Harvard-Yale football clash is called "the big game" by many of the world's movers and shakers. Harvard (and Yale) has won the national championship

1.4 Harvard's sports teams are "The Crimson".

2.0/2.7 ADMISSIONS ×¢ 2.1 Harvard's Admissions Committee says that it recognizes that schools vary by size, academic program and grading policies, so Harvard does not have rigid grade requirements. Harvard does seek students who achieve at a high level, and most admitted students rank in the top 10-15% of their graduating classes.

2.2 Harvard states that here is no formula for gaining admission to Harvard. Academic accomplishment in high school is important, but the Admissions Committee also considers many other criteria, such as community involvement, leadership and distinction in extracurricular activities, and work experience.

2.3 Harvard relies on teachers, counselors, headmasters and alumni/ae to share information with them about applicants' strength of character, their ability to overcome adversity and other personal qualities - all of which play a part in the Admissions Committee's decisions.

2.4 Harvard states that each admission case is different. Harvard seeks to enroll well-rounded students as well as a well-rounded first-year class. Thus, some students distinguish themselves for admission due to their unusual academic promise through experience or achievements in study or research. Other students present compelling cases because they are more "well rounded" - they have contributed in many different ways to their schools or communities. Still other successful applicants are "well lopsided," with demonstrated excellence in one particular endeavor - academic, extracurricular or otherwise. Some students bring perspectives formed by unusual personal circumstances or experiences. Like all colleges, Harvard seeks to admit the most interesting, able and diverse class possible.

2.5 Harvard says that it has worked hard for many years to learn about schools around the world. Harvard's careful study of different schools, curricula and educational systems benefits, too, from information Harvard receives directly each year from schools, extensive personal communication with school personnel and the interview reports Harvard receives from its alumni/ae, who meet thousands of applicants to the College each year. Harvard states that it can always learn more, so Harvard welcomes information students think might be helpful to the Admissions Committee in understanding their accomplishments in their school communities.

2.6 Harvard says that it considers non-required test scores and that they value predicted A-level and IB results along with any information that helps form a complete picture of an applicant's academic interests and strengths. HOWEVER, RESULTS FROM THESE EXAMINATIONS CANNOT SUBSTITUTE FOR HARVARD'S REQUIRED ADMISSIONS TESTING. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE RESULTS OF THE SAT I or ACT AS WELL AS THREE SAT II SUBJECT TESTS.

2.7 Letters of recommendation from teachers who know the applicant well and who have taught him or her in academic subjects (preferably in the final two years of secondary school) most often provide Harvard the most valuable testimony. Teachers should tell Harvard about a candidate's significant non-academic interests and personal qualities, as well as academic potential.

2.8 Harvard says that most applications are read by two or more members of the Admissions Committee, and are considered very carefully in a series of committee meetings where a majority vote is required for admission. The entire process requires several months.


3.0 Harvard says that more than two-thirds of Harvard undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. All Harvard-administered financial aid is said to be given on the basis of need as determined by the Financial Aid Office, using need analysis to determine the expected parent and student contributions. All interested students are encouraged to apply for admission regardless of their family's financial situation. The Financial Aid Office will tell you what aid is available and only then will you really know what it will cost to attend Harvard.

3.1 Proper documentation of a great number of items is necessary when requesting Financial Aid.

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What GPA do you need to get into Princeton?

You would want to have a solid GPA, a 3.5 or higher. Also you'd want to be a well-rounded student: being in clubs, sports, music bands, and volunteering helps quite a bit.

The Average ACT score required is 31- 35 or above . With stellar recs and amazing EC's and overall personality.

Average SAT math score: 700 - 790 Average SAT writing score: 700 - 780 Average ACT score: 31 - 35 GPA score: 3.88

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What must your grade average be to get into Harvard?

If you really want to get into Harvard, you need straight A+ and 5.0 GPA atleast. (4.0 is the minimum) Their fees each year are really high too. You need a stong recommendation from your teacher, a strong resume/essay. Mostly (All) students that attend Harvard are really Geniuses. If you attend Harvard, it will be easy for you to get a job. You need strong grades on the SAT & ACT tests. Use your time wisely on learning. You also need atleast one sports credit.

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Why do so many people want to go to Harvard?

It is a highly-revered institution of higher learning. The contacts one makes in college can spur their successes in later life. Harvard is the top American university that has the best education, greatest job opportunities, best communication from classmates, best academic challenge, and many people say good things about Harvard. So you must agree that attendance alone is a status symbol. Have a counselor forward you a (complete, preferably) roster of their attendees throughout the history of the school, and form your OWN OPINION. Graduates of Yale will DEFinitely differ with the above.

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Do you need to get straight A's to get into Harvard?

Absolutely not neccessary, better have something special going for you though. Family relations, meritorious acheivement, or lotsa money works too. Most do NOT have straight "A's" it is OK to challenge yourself beyond what you know. Take the most difficult courses offered and prove you're up for a challenge. Family relations and money (once considered important) are no longer viable excuses. It is just tough odds to get into a school which has 25,000+ applicants and only has 1,600 or so spots available. Do the math.. even perfect scores are not enough. It is not my intention to discourage anyone. Just be realistic with your expectations. If you have really good grades and test scores, have taken tough classes and challenges outside the classroom, have participated in activities or other learning opportunities (in leadership roll preferred), can write at a high level and perhaps have an extracurricular which would benefit the vast number of offerings at Harvard, then give it a try. Rich or poor, connected or not doesn't matter. If you fit you'll get in. If not, there are many other schools who would love to have you. I'd say that straight A's help, but are nowhere NEAR enough to get Harvard acceptance. You have to build a strong record across pretty much everything - from extracurriculars/clubs to academics to standardized test scores to essays/short answers to teacher recommendations. Ultimately, the #1 thing you must do is show a clear passion for something, and excellence in that passion.

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What is the required GPA for admittance into Harvard University?

Boastarr is right - the average GPA for incoming students at Harvard is a 4.0. And that makes sense - it is one of the best schools in the world and attracts the best and brightest students from around the globe.

So does that mean you shouldn't apply if you don't have a 4.0?

Absolutely not.

While Harvard (and all Ivy League schools) attracts very smart students, GPA is not the only thing Harvard cares about. And many schools - including Harvard - are putting less and less emphasis on GPA overall every year.

I've said it before in response to similar questions, but there are MANY students with perfect GPAs that get rejected from Harvard every year. And there are also students getting admitted with a GPA below a 4.0. (It is an average, after all! Not a minimum!)

Harvard wants more than just a perfect GPA and a perfect SAT/ACT score. They want students who challenge themselves, and students who engage in the world around them (outside of the classroom!) What does that mean?

Well, for one, it means that you should not choose all the easiest classes in school in order to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Harvard will recognize that instantly, and it won't do you aaaany favors.

At the same time, if you are taking all Honors/AP courses and spending 100% of your time studying in order to get perfect grades, that's not going to help either.

What you want to do is mix things up. Take those challenging courses AND get involved in activities OUTSIDE of school. That can be sports, it can be volunteering, it can be an instrument, it can be... anything! Find something you love and get involved. And don't do it just for the sake of your apps. Schools can tell that, too! Do it because you love it, because you enjoy doing it, because it is your passion and you get excited about it. When you go about it that way, you'll naturally get more and more invested in it, and you'll have a lot more to show for yourself when it comes time to apply to college. (And the schools really want to see who you are as a person and what you care about and all the cool things you've accomplished because it shows them what sort of community member you'll be when you get to campus.)

And while you're doing that, make sure to stay focused on school as well. But don't stress out if your grades aren't 100% perfect. Schools, especially those in the Ivy League, would rather see you challenging yourself and getting a B+ than coasting through high school and getting an A+.

At the end of the day, if you're targeting Harvard you DO want to get that GPA as high as possible. Same with your SAT/ACT scores. After all, consider who you will be competing against to get in. But you should not devote 100% of your attention to getting a PERFECT GPA. There's a LOT more the Harvard admissions committee wants to see, and focusing exclusively on your grades is a bad idea.

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What is Harvard's mascot?

The team name for Harvard University athletics is the Crimson. Unofficially, their mascot is John Harvard, an Englishman for whom the school is named after.

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There's really no best CPA review course, it all depends on you and your own personal study needs. Personally, I used Becker and used other resources to supplement but that may not work for someone else. I've been able to test and demo the top review courses and have compiled a comparison chart of the top 5 review courses to help you in your decision: http://beatthecpa.com/best-cpa-exam-review-courses/

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Does Harvard require an SAT score or will ACT work?

If you go the the Harvard website (www.harvard.edu), click on Admission & Financial Aid, then click on the link for undergraduates. Once you're here you want to click on Admission & Financial Aid FAQ. This will give you a list of topics. Click on Standerdized Tests found under the admissions category. There you will find an answer to your question along with other similar questions. Hope this helps! Along with the SAT I, Harvard requires three SAT II subject tests. Taking the ACT too won't hurt, though.

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How much does it cost to go to Harvard University?


This all depends on whether you are currently a resident of that state and/or country. Also depends on what type of course you are taking and how long you are taking it and what you taking like law medical and stuff like that.


This depends on your financial aid needs. The total cost of attendance for 2010-11, which includes tuition, health service fee, student services fee, and room and board is $50,724. This excludes any personal expenses and travel costs. Students with parents whose income is less than $60,000 are not expected by Harvard to pay tuition A parent whose income is between $60,000 and $180,000 is expected to contribute an average 10% of their income.

As taken from Harvard's website, the yearly estimation is: Tuition $31,456 Health Services Fee $1,426 Student Services Fee $2,116 Room $5,856 Board $4,766 Subtotal - billed costs $45,620 Estimated Personal Expenses $2,930 Estimated Travel Costs $0 - $2,400 Total billed and unbilled costs $48,550 - $50,950
it depends on the classes you take but it's usually around 40,000 dollars.
Google their website and it should give you all the information you need:)

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Where is Harvard University?

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Specific Address : 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States.

It is an Ivy League school and is the number one college in America. It was established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. It is a very short distance from downtown Boston.

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If your 9th grade GPA is 3.27 10th grade 3.47 and 11th grade 4.28 what will you need in 12 grade to have a 4.0 overall?

new person. you cannot get a 4.0 for 12th grade because that will leave you with a 3.7 overall GPA.

heres how to calculate your GPA: 1. add your scores plus what you want to get in 12th grade (3.27+3.47+4.28+4.98 ) you must get 4.98 and up, you cant get less because 2. the result you get from the sum of the scores which is 16 will be divided by the number of scores you're adding, which is 4. 16 divided by 4 is 4 C:p.s yo u can use this technique at school when calculating a class test average. so you must get 4.98 and up. I agree with the comment below me: you should get a 5.00 GPA because is not quite possible to get a 4.98 GPA, BUT WITH THIS THAT YOU KNOW NOW, GO TO YOUR SCHOOL COUNCELOR AND TELL HER ABOUT YOUR CALCULATIONS- SHE WILL BE MORE THAN GLAD TO HELP YOU.

It depends on how many credits you take each year. But, assuming the number of credits in each year are the same (and of course, assuming a 5-point-based GPA rather than 4-pt, in which case the 4.28 in 11th grade would have been impossible): You need a 4.98 GPA in 12th grade. However, assuming that your individual class quality points are always whole numbers, it will be impossible to earn a GPA of exactly 4.98 unless you took 50 credits (and got an A in 49 classes and a B in one). Therefore, for all practical purposes, you need a 5.0 GPA during your senior year.

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Is Harvard too liberal?

Well, a mast majority of the staff and students are liberal, but the school itself doesn't lean to one political side when admitting new students.

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