Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the eight Ivy League universities.
Established in 1636, it is the United States’ oldest university and considered by many to be the world’s most prestigious.
Noted alumni include former U.S. presidents:
- John Adams
- John Quincy Adams
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- John F. Kennedy
- Al Gore
- George W. Bush
- Barack Obama.
Other notables include:
- Naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet Heny David Thoreau
- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
- Microsoft founder Bill Gates
- Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
- Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing at 19 months and became an author, disability rights advocate and lecturer.
The university averages more than 30,000 students per term, including both full-time and part-time students.
Fewer than 5 percent of applicants gain acceptance.
Check out information below to find out standardized test scores and GPAs for Harvard University applicants.