Harvard University


Harvard University, established in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the university is made up of the undergraduate college and 11 other degree-granting institutions, including the renowned Business School, Graduate School of Education, Law School, and John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to these, Harvard also has a number of research centers spread across various disciplines. With a large endowment, Harvard is able to offer top-quality education to its students, approximately 20% of which are international. The university has a strong focus on diversity, with a diverse student body and a wide range of academic resources, including the largest academic library in the world with over 9 million volumes spread across its 70+ libraries. In the recent QS World University Rankings for 2023, Harvard was ranked 5th globally. Some other notable achievements of the university include the fact that two federal courts have ruled that it does not discriminate against Asian American students and is fully compliant with supreme court precedents and the law.

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How to Apply at Harvard University

If you’re interested in applying to Harvard University, here are the steps you’ll need to follow:

  1. Start by completing either the Common Application or the Coalition application, which is powered by Scoir. Both of these options are available to both international and US applicants.
  2. Next, you’ll need to pay a non-refundable application fee of $85 (or INR 7,006). You can do this on the university’s website.
  3. In order to complete your application, you’ll need to upload various documents to the university’s website, including transcripts, test scores, academic records, school reports, teacher reports, and final mid-year reports.
  4. If your application is approved, you’ll receive a confirmation email from the university.

Note that there may be different procedures for admission for Indian students, international students, and transfer students. Be sure to check the university’s website for the most up-to-date information.

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