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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 18- Harvard University

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Harvard University needs no introduction. Founded in the 1600s, Harvard is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. Its long history has created a tradition that is deeply ingrained in the university's cultureWith over 450 student organizations, Harvard offers a wide range of extracurricular activities for students to pursue their interests and meet new people. Additionally, Harvard has over 125 active service programs and over 400 students pursuing various service projects during the summer.

Famous alumni include author Margaret Atwood, a couple Presidents named John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama and Elle Woods (bend and snap). And it is the place to park your car.

Near the top of most rankings lists, they don’t need to advertise and have no shortage of applicants. This goes in the ‘Dream School’ category. Many applicants with perfect SAT and 4.0+ and hundreds of hours of community service and can play four instruments and speak six languages don’t get in. That is why it is important to apply to a range of schools so you’re sure to have options. Here are some unique things about the university:

  • Liberal Arts Philosophy: Harvard's liberal arts and sciences philosophy encourages students to ask difficult questions, explore unfamiliar terrain, and indulge their passion for discovery. Students have access to courses, research institutes, and faculty mentors from all parts of Harvard.

  • Location: Harvard University is situated in the small city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and its proximity to Boston and its location on the city’s subway line make it easily accessible. Like many other Ivy League schools on the east coast, Harvard’s campus is teeming with historical architecture and stunning green lawns.

  • History and Tradition: Harvard University was founded in the 1600s, making it one of the oldest universities in the United States. It has developed a tradition that even the next-oldest universities cannot match. Harvard has a lot of history, cool traditions, and a crazy extensive alumni network.

  • Diverse Community: Harvard is focused on creating a vibrant community of belonging that pursues diversity, builds inclusion, and creates more equitable opportunities for learning. Harvard is shaped and strengthened by its many communities, and welcomes students and scholars from all over the world.

  • Academic Offerings: Harvard has 12 degree-granting Schools and the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and offers countless non-degree opportunities for professional and lifelong learners, including executive education, continuing education, and online courses. The median class sizes at Harvard are 12 students, making for a more intimate and personalized learning environment than most colleges can offer.

  • History and Tradition: Harvard has a rich history and tradition that sets it apart from other universities. Having been founded in the 1600s, this university has developed a tradition that even the next-oldest universities cannot match.

  • Financial Aid: Harvard offers student employment opportunities, scholarships, grants, and loans to offset the cost of enrollment, making it possible for students from diverse backgrounds to attend.

  • Resources and Opportunities: Harvard has world-renowned faculty, state-of-the-art resources, and individualized instruction, making it the perfect place to pursue academic interests. Outside of the residence halls, undergraduates can choose to become involved with more than 450 student organizations and 42 varsity sports,

Harvard University's acceptance rate for the Class of 2027 is 3.4%. The average SAT score for students accepted at Harvard was 755 on the Math section and 750 on the Verbal (or Reading) section, The average ACT score for students who get accepted students is between 32 and 35.

Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. Go Turkeys! Not a typo.

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Harvard Alum? Any insight into your experiences would be amazing. At Next Level College Application we do not have an agenda other than helping our clients find the schools that are the best fit for them.

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