Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Application & Admission Statistics and Test Scores to apply

  • extremely difficult to get in

    Total 42,749 students have applied and 2,024 students have allowed to admit to Harvard University (acceptance rate: 4.73%). The yield (enrollment rate) is 81.67 % where 1,653 students have finally enrolled out of 2,024 admitted students.

    The acceptance rate of Harvard University is lower (tighter to admit) when comparing to Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in nation.

  • highly eager to enroll

    The admission yield (enrollment rate) at Harvard University is 81.67% - total 1,653 students were enrolled out of 2,024 admitted students.

    The yield is higher (eager to enroll) comparing to Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges.

  • 42,749 applied, 2,024 admitted, 1,653 enrolled

    42,749 students have applied to Harvard University and 2,024 have got chances for admitting to the school. Among them, 1,653 have enrolled to the school.

    In average, Harvard University has more applicants comparing to Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges.

  • competitive scores

    At Harvard University, 1,146 students (69% of enrolled) have submitted SAT scores and its average SAT score is 1,520. 772 students (47% of enrolled) have submitted ACT scores and its average ACT score is 102.

    The test scores of Harvard University are lower than Massachusetts Private (not-for-profit) 4 years (or high) colleges.

4.73% Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Harvard University is 4.73% for academic year 2018-2019. Based on the acceptance rate comparison between similar schools, it is extremely difficult to get in Harvard University.

In 2019, 42,749 students applied to, and 2,024 got chances for admitting to the school. Below table illustrates and compare acceptance rate and admission stats between similar colleges.

81.67% Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, at Harvard University is 81.67%. Based on comparison of admission yield rate, Harvard University is evaluated as highly eager to enroll.

In 2019, 2,024 students admitted to, and 1,653 students enrolled into the school. Below table illustrates and compare admission yield rate and admission stats between similar colleges.

42,749 applied, 2,024 admitted, 1,653 enrolled

For academic year 2018-2019, 42,749 students applied to Harvard University and 2,024 got chances for admitting to the school. Among them, 1,653 were enrolled.Next chart shows admission statistics in detail level for Harvard University.

Admission Test Scores

1,460 - 1,580 SAT Score Average

At Harvard University, 1,146 students submitted SAT scores (69% of enrolled students). The average SAT score is about 1,520 and it is well above than average for Massachusetts Private (not-for-profit) 4 years (or high) schools and all U.S. colleges.

What is SAT?
What is SAT
Previously known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, this is an examination administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and used to predict the facility with which an individual will progress in learning college-level academic subjects.

98 - 106 ACT Score Average

At Harvard University, 772 students submitted ACT score (47% of enrolled students). The average ACT score is about 102 and it is well above than average for Massachusetts Private (not-for-profit) 4 years (or high) schools and all U.S. colleges.

What is ACT?
What is ACT
ACT, previously known as the American College Testing program, measures educational development and readiness to pursue college-level coursework in English, mathematics, natural science, and social studies. Student performance does not reflect innate ability and is influenced by a student's educational preparedness.

Admission Requirements

Secondary school GPARecommended 1,721 colleges require or recommend
Secondary school rankRecommended 910 colleges require or recommend
Secondary school recordRequired 1,916 colleges require or recommend
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither required nor recommended 1,425 colleges require or recommend
RecommendationsRequired 1,182 colleges require or recommend
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended 450 colleges require or recommend
Admission test scoresRequired 1,417 colleges require or recommend
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended 1,560 colleges require or recommend
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended 298 colleges require or recommend

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