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Harvard University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $33,709 $34,998 $36,173 $37,012 2.3%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $9,946 $10,622 $11,042 $11,856 7.4%
Other $1,795 $1,930 $2,035 $2,132 4.8%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $46,450 $48,550 $50,250 $52,000 3.5%
 

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Map of Harvard University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 29,025 14,693 14,332
Percent admitted 7% 7% 7%
Percent admitted who enrolled 80% 79% 80%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA   X
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,600 96%
ACT 482 29%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 690 780
SAT Math 690 790
SAT Writing 690 780
ACT Composite 31 34
ACT English 32 35
ACT Math 31 35

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 12/1/1929 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1923 -   Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree; advanced dental education programs (general practice residency, advanced general dentistry, and specialty programs) 12/1/1947 -   Accredited
Dental Public Health 5/26/1967 -   Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 5/26/1967 -   Accredited
Periodontics 12/8/1967 -   Accredited
Endodontics 12/11/1970 -   Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP) 12/15/1972 -   Accredited
Prosthodontics 12/15/1972 -   Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) 7/24/1997 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 6/4/2008 -   Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology 7/1/1940 -   Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PH) - Graduate schools of public health 1/16/1946 -   Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree 7/1/1942 -   Accredited