Harvard University

Private, Four-years School Located in Cambridge, MA

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How much is the Harvard tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Harvard's tuition & fees is $59,076.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $85,353 when a student lives on-campus.

Harvard Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$59,076
Books & Supplies Costs$900
On-campus Room & Board$19,502
On-campus Expenses$5,875
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$57,261

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Harvard for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $255,632 at Harvard. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $411,121. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $171,253.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$60,949$90,845$33,655
Sophomore (2024-25)$62,880$98,100$39,098
Junior (2025-26)$64,874$106,365$45,492
Senior (2026-27)$66,930$115,811$53,008
4 Years Total$255,632$411,121$171,253
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$62,880$98,100$39,098
Sophomore (2025-26)$64,874$106,365$45,492
Junior (2026-27)$66,930$115,811$53,008
Senior (2027-28)$69,051$126,637$61,844
4 Years Total$263,735$446,913$199,442
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$64,874$106,365$45,492
Sophomore (2026-27)$66,930$115,811$53,008
Junior (2027-28)$69,051$126,637$61,844
Senior (2028-29)$71,240$139,080$72,233
4 Years Total$272,095$487,893$232,577
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$66,930$115,811$53,008
Sophomore (2027-28)$69,051$126,637$61,844
Junior (2028-29)$71,240$139,080$72,233
Senior (2029-30)$73,498$153,419$84,453
4 Years Total$280,719$534,947$271,538
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$69,051$126,637$61,844
Sophomore (2028-29)$71,240$139,080$72,233
Junior (2029-30)$73,498$153,419$84,453
Senior (2030-31)$75,828$169,981$98,829
4 Years Total$289,617$589,117$317,360

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Harvard' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Massachusetts, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $32,799.
In-StateOut-of-State
Harvard University$59,076
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Massachusetts Four-years Colleges$28,791
Public Schools$10,313$16,276
Private Schools$32,799

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Harvard and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA$59,076$55,440
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT$64,700$48,300
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA$60,156$63,393
California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA$63,255$63,063
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ$59,710$62,860
Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY$69,045$56,279
Stanford UniversityStanford, CA$62,484$59,499
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA$66,104$46,034

Financial Aid and COA

At Harvard University, 4,422 students (46%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $55,433.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Harvard is $29,920 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,407 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $61,801 and the average amount of student loans is $9,004.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$85,353
Tuition & Fees$59,076
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$26,277
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,920
Average Financial Aid$55,433
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,42246%$55,433
Pell Grants1,28513%$5,196
Federal Student Loan2593%$5,873
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,40772%-
Grants or Scholarships1,09456%$61,801
Federal Grants36619%$7,628
Pell Grants36619%$5,305
Other Federal Grants21411%$3,973
State/Local Grants613%$2,817
Institutional Grants1,09156%$59,255
Student Loan Aid1679%$9,004
Federal Student Loans714%$5,104
Other Student Loans1287%$8,916

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Harvard's acceptance rate is 4.01%. A total of 57,786 applicants applied to and 2,318 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,951 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 84.17%.
To apply to Harvard, 2 items are required - Secondary school record and Recommendations and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school rank. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants57,78626,981$30,805
Admitted2,3181,100$1,218
Enrolled1,951925$1,026
Acceptance Rate4.01%4.08%3.95%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)84.17%84.09%84.24%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Harvard. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,530 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 35.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,5301,4801,580
National Average1,174
Massachusetts Average1,308
SAT EBRW755730780
SAT Math775750800
ACT Composite353336
National Average25
Massachusetts Average30
ACT Math343235
ACT English363536

Student Population

Harvard University has a total of 30,631 students including 9,368 undergraduate and 21,263 graduate students. By gender, there are 14,778 male students and 16,567 female students attending Harvard. The school offers online degree programs and 6,923 students enrolled online exclusively (22.60% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total31,345 14,77816,567
Undergraduate9,579 4,6974,882
Graduate21,766 10,08111,685

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressMassachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA
Phone617-495-1000
WEBwww.harvard.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered463 Programs
Online Program Offered51 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered286 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate3.00%
Yield84.02%
Student Population30,631
Graduation Rate97%
Retention Rate98%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate7 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties2,120 (Full-time), 335 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs16,942 (Full-time), 2,236 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$193,382
Average Staff Salary$91,111