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Harvard University

Harvard University

Harvard University is located in Cambridge, Massachusettes. The yearly tuition is $57,261 and the acceptance rate is 3%. This makes Haravrd a challenging college to get into. The application fee is $85. The average unweighted GPA is 4.22 but when it is weighted the the GPA will be between 3.9 and 4.0. If you have less than this it will require you to get a high SAT or ACT score. The average SAT score is 1,520. The applicants should have a 1,500 between 1,600 on their SAT to be strong candidates for admission. Harvard is best known for their high research activity and comprehensive doctoral programs in the Arts, Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The most popular majors are Political Science and Government, Economics, Social Sciences, Evolutionary Biology, and Psychology. Harvard has some of the world’s most famous university libraries and is one of the oldest in America. They have 79 libraries though the main and largest one is known as the Widener Memorial Library. It houses around 3.5 million works, over 100 languages, and 92 kilometers of books filled on the shelves across ten levels. Four of the floors are underground since they had to expand and couldn’t go anywhere but down. Harvard is an Ivy League school, these schools are first known to have a high competitive athletic teams. The teams gained more funding so the universities improved their standards of education and now these schools are an elite group that makes more successful graduates. Though, this was a success Harvard attempted to ban football twice due to the violence and dangerous characteristics. Their biggest rival is another Ivy, Yale University.

A few famous people who went to Harvard are Barack Obama who graduated with a Juris Doctor in Law, John F. Kennedy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, George W. Bush who graduated with a Master of Business Administration, and many more famous people. Harvard is one of the 9 colonial colleges established in America before the Declaration of Independence. These include Harvard, William and Mary, Yale, Princeton, King’s or Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Brown, Dartmouth, and Queen’s or Rutgers.

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