Vault Rating: 5 out of 5


  • The first university in the United States
  • Located in two lively cities, Boston and Cambridge
  • Small class size, small student-teacher ratio, highly accessible faculty


  • Extremely selective
  • Very expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Harvard College is a well-respected and diverse 376-year-old institution based in the exciting Massachusetts cities of Boston and Cambridge, with a mission to create knowledge and encourage students to explore new ways of thinking and expressing their ideas.


Harvard College is among the most challenging U.S. colleges to gain admission to, with only a 6 percent acceptance rate. Students who qualify for admission are usually within the top 10 to 15 percent of their graduating class and have SAT scores in the 600 to 800 range for the Reasoning...  

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