Harvard Admission Statistics 2012-2013
|Number of applicants to Harvard||34216|
|Harvard acceptance rate||6%|
|Percent admitted who enrolled||84%|
|Harvard SAT Scores|
|Critical Reading||700 / 800|
|Math||710 / 790|
|Writing||710 / 800|
|Harvard ACT Scores|
|Composite||32 / 35|
|English||33 / 35|
|Math||31 / 35|
|Writing||8 / 10|
|About these admission stats.|
Harvard Admission Requirements
Unsurprisingly, admissions at Harvard is highly competitive. Harvard advises applicants to take a rigorous secondary program consisting of four years of English, math, science (including an advanced course in one of these subjects), four years of a foreign language, and three years of history.
Admitted students tend to rank in the top 10-15% of their high school classes at graduation.
Harvard admits students with a range of scores on standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests, and reports not to have minimum required scores. But most admitted students will score between 600 and 800 on SATs.
Applicants to Harvard are advised to take two SAT Subject Tests, and should seek to demonstrate a wide range of scholarly interests by taking Subject Tests in different areas.
History of Harvard
If you get a thrill from belonging to long-standing institutions, then Harvard is probably one of your dream schools.
Harvard was established in 1636 and is the oldest college in the United States. Here are some facts about Harvard University.
Where does Harvard get its name? The college was named after John Harvard, the English clergyman and Cambridge university alumnus, who was Harvard’s first benefactor.
An impressive feature of harvard is its Library System, which is made up of more than 80 libraries, containing more than 15 million volumes. Not exactly light reading!
Famous Harvard Alumni
Famous Harvard graduates have included Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, Ban Ki-moon, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, E. E. Cummings, Leonard Bernstein, Yo Yo Ma, and W. E. B. Du Bois.