There is always plenty to do at Harvard, including cheering on The Harvard Crimson, reading in the largest academic library in the world, or participating in a student organization like the Ballroom Dance Team. Harvard requires freshmen to stay on campus, but other undergraduates can choose to live off campus. That isn’t a popular choice, however, as over 97% of undergraduates chose to stay at the dorms. Freshman live in the four houses in Harvard Yard, and after the first year, students are placed into one of the other 12 houses. Each house has its own personality, traditions, and history and includes a resident master, staff of tutors, dining hall, common areas, recreational areas, and cultural spaces. Some even have their own sports teams and theater groups. Harvard, a member of the NCAA, has about 1,097 athletes and is in the conference known as the Ivy League. The most popular sport is All Track Combined, but others are Football, Basketball, Rowing, Swimming and Diving, and Ice Hockey. You can even head over to the Harvard Stadium to watch The Harvard Crimson play. On top of sports and house events, there are over 400 official student organizations, including extracurricular, co-curricular, and athletic. Intramural sports like Ultimate Frisbee or soccer are popular activities, as are club sports like archery, fencing, and lacrosse. You can also pick up a copy of the Harvard Crimson News or The Harvard Lampoon for literature and news. For your career, the university has plenty to offer including academic/career counseling, employment services, and placement services for students who graduate. There are also remedial services available. On top of all that, Boston is only 10-15 minutes away by car or bus, with plenty of museums, local food, and the famous Fenway Park to visit.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals per week can vary

Must all students live on campus?

Residence halls on campus:
A Mellen Street, A Mount Auburn Street, A Prescott Street, A Sacramento Street, A Ware Street, Adams House, Akron Street, Ames Hall, Apley Court, Athens Terrace, Baker Hall Business, Baker Hall Law, Banks Street, Beckwith Circle, Botanic Gardens, Broadway, Cabot House, Canaday Hall, Center for the Study of World Religions, Chase Hall, Child Hall, Claverly Hall, Conant Hall, Cowperthwaite Street, Cronkhite Center, Currier House, Dane Hall, DeWolfe Street, Doebele House, Dudley House, Dunster House, Eliot House, Everett Street, Fairfax Hall, Gallatin Hall, Garden Street, Grant Street, Grays Hall, Greenough Hall, Hamilton Hall, Hampden Hall, Haskins Hall, Hastings Hall, Hingham Street, Holden Green, Hols Hall, Holworthy Hall, Hurlbut Hall, Kirkland House, Kirkland Street, Leverett House, Leverett House Tower, Lionel Hall, Lowell House, Manter Hall, Massachusetts Avenue, Mather House, Matthews Hall, McArthur Hall, McCulloch Hall, Mellen Street, Mellon Hall, Morris Hall, Mount Auburn Street, Mower Hall, Mt Auburn Street, North Hall, One Western Avenue, Peabody Terrace, Pennypacker Hall, Perkins Hall, Pforzheimer House, Pforzheimer House Master, Plympton Street, Prescott Street, Prospect Street, Quincy House, Quincy House New Residence Hall, Richards Hall, Robinson Street, Shaler Lane, Shattuck International House, Shaw Hall, Soldiers Field Park, Story Hall, Stoughton Hall, Straus Hall, Sumner Road, Terry Terrace, Thayer Hall, Ware Street, Weld Hall, Western Avenue, Wigglesworth Hall, Winthrop House

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Ivy Group
    Basketball - Ivy Group
    Baseball - Ivy Group
    Cross Country/Track - Ivy Group

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 138 95
Baseball 35
Basketball 16 19
Fencing 13 12
Field Hockey 24
Football 120
Golf 10 7
Ice Hockey 30 24
Lacrosse 43 27
Rowing 120 93
Sailing 18 20
Skiing 13 13
Soccer 31 27
Softball 23
Squash 19 13
Swimming and Diving 38 33
Tennis 13 9
Volleyball 11 15
Water Polo 19 15
Wrestling 26
Other Sports 27
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FCS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 629
Female Athletes 441


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$104,879 (14.2)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$154,528 (14.0)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Remedial services
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


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