At U.S Sports Scholarships we realise it can be a minefield trying to research potential colleges and universities in America, so we have decided to put together concise reviews of every single scholarship giving university in the US using our knowledge and expertise to make your life easier. This builds upon the popularity of our previous blog post ‘Choosing a University’. That being said, where best to start our comprehensive university review than with America’s oldest and probably most renowned higher learning institute – Harvard University….
Established in 1636 Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts with around 7,000 undergraduate students and 15,000 post graduate students.
WHAT IS THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS LIKE?
It has campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area that total over 210 acres.
WHAT IS THE CLIMATE LIKE IN MASSACHUSETTS?
The climate of Massachusetts is mainly a humid continental climate, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters.
WHAT ARE THE ACADEMICS LIKE AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY?
Harvard is ranked as the number 1 university in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It has an acceptance rate of around 5% with the average SAT being around 1500. The Student: faculty ratio is 6:1 and 86% of students graduate in 4 years.
WHAT ARE THE ATHLETICS TEAMS LIKE AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY?
The Harvard Crimson are the athletic teams of Harvard University. The school’s teams compete in NCAA Division I. As of 2018, there were 42 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports teams for women and men at Harvard, more than at any other NCAA Division I college in the country. Like the other Ivy League universities, Harvard does not offer athletic scholarships.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO ATTEND HARVARD UNIVERSITY?
Tuition costs are around $45,000 a year and Room and board around $16,000 for a total annual cost of around $61,000 without scholarships.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT HARVARD UNIVERSITY…
Harvard is the United States’ oldest institution of higher learning and its alumni include eight U.S. presidents.
We hope you found this insight into Harvard University beneficial stay tuned for our next edition and if you have any particular American universities you would like us to review just let us know. Also if studying in the States sound like something you’d be interested in? Apply to U.S Sports Scholarships today for your chance to head to America on a sports scholarship and embark upon a life-changing opportunity.