Overall, Harvard University is an extremely selective school. Approximately 39,500 applications are received by the school annually. The acceptance rate tends to be around 5 percent which is equal 1,975 students who were successful in the admission process of the institution. However, when the term starts, only about 1,700 or 84% of the candidates will have decided on Harvard University as their future school. Based on the institution’s application data, 50% of the applicants were men while 49% were women, however, after being accepted, only 47 percent of the women enrolled at Harvard University as compared to 52 percent of men who decided to enroll.

Applicants should submit their ACT or SAT scores to Harvard University when applying. Most often, an ACT score between 32 - 36 or an SAT score between 1,470 - 1,590 is the range that applicants have greater chances to be accepted. This institution also allows submissions of Advanced Placement (AP) credits. Harvard University’s undergraduate application fee is $75. To apply to Harvard University, you are required to present these required documents: ACT/SAT scores, Recommendations, and a Secondary school record. The institution recommends that applicants have Secondary school GPA, and Secondary school rank.

Your Admission Profile - Admissions Chances

Save your college matches and see how you compare to students at each college by creating a free account.   Register here. It's Free.

Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2017 Admissions Cycle
Applications
39,506
Male 19,782
Female 19,724

 

Acceptance
1,975
Male 989
Female 986

 

Enrollment Total
1,663
Male 868
Female 795


Acceptance Rate
5%
Male
5%
Female
5%

 

Yield
84.2%
Male
87.8%
Female
80.6%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$75


Graduate

$105



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Recommendations
    Secondary school record


    Recommended

    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school rank