Harvard University Business Programs
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Cambridge makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
Harvard University Rankings
Harvard is ranked #50 out of 2,110 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 69 colleges in Massachusetts, it is ranked at #8.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Harvard has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#7||Best Business Graduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#12||Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#17||Best Business Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#39||Best Business Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Harvard.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Harvard has earned from around the web.
|#4||Best Business/Managerial Economics Schools||College Factual|
|#8||Best Economics Schools||College Factual|
|#12||Best Finance & Financial Management Schools||College Factual|
|#18||Best Schools||Course Advisor|
|#21||Best Business Administration & Management Schools||College Factual|
|#26||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Harvard University?
Contact details for Harvard are given below.
|Address:||Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138|
How Do I Get Into Harvard?
You can apply to Harvard online at: college.harvard.edu/admissions/application-process/application-requirements
Admission Requirements for Harvard
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Harvard?
Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 5%, and the acceptance rate for women is 5%.
Average Test Scores
About 72% of students accepted to Harvard submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 780. Math scores were between 740 and 800.
Can I Afford Harvard University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Harvard, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $10,464 a year. That adds up to $41,856 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Harvard is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Harvard University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 21,864 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,699 full-time undergraduates at Harvard, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Harvard University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||626|
|Hispanic or Latino||700|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Harvard University. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.
At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 151 countries are represented at Harvard. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and India.
Online Learning at Harvard University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Harvard has changed over the last few years.
Online Affordability Rankings of Harvard
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Harvard University was $45,278 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Harvard is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Research and Development Management||#13||#13|
|Organizational Behavior Studies||#59||#59|
Online Growth Rankings of Harvard
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Harvard University was 154.0%. This is the #287 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Harvard regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Harvard ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Harvard.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Harvard University Business Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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