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  • Written by UnivAdmitHelp
  • Category: Insights & Information
  • Published on 10 Jan 2017

What would get me admitted to the Harvard University?

Harvard University’s admission process for undergraduates enables them to give deliberate and meticulous consideration of each applicant as a whole person.

The process is labor intensive, but permits extraordinary flexibility and the possibility of changing decisions till the end.

Apart from academic accomplishment, other factors that they consider are strong personal qualities, special talents or excellences of all kinds, perspectives formed by unusual personal circumstances, and the ability to take advantage of available resources and opportunities. There are lot of questions which they keep in mind while evaluating an applicant such as – applicant’s growth and potential, interests and activities, character and personality and ability to contribute to the Harvard University’s legacy. It would be a very good idea that the applicant answer all the questions at their personal level and then try to reflect those answers in their essays.

For application evaluation for MBA they look at all the above parameters. However the overarching consideration is Leadership on any scale, as it gives the evidence of the applicant’s potential. This is best represented as ‘T’ shaped candidate profiles – implying a general broad experience with a spike in one chosen field. Additionally, a decent level of analytical aptitude and appetite are also required as business school is demanding and fast-paced.


Harvard University’s Ranking

According to U.S.News Harvard University is #2 ranked in National Universities in 2017. In the given link one can find the rankings of the programs there as well.


Harvard University’s Acceptance rate

In Harvard University the acceptance rate is varied for different schools and different programs. In Harvard Business School (HBS) for MBA the acceptance rate for class of 2018 was 11%. In Harrvard Law School (HLS) the acceptance rate for the class of 2019 was 16.5% whereas acceptance rate is only 3 percent each year for The Radcliffe Institute’s Fellowship Program. Remember, Harvard – with more than a 350 year old legacy is one of the most sought after Ivy-League universities and as such hard to get into.


What are the most popular programs at the Harvard University?

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was named after the College’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. Harvard University has twelve degree-granting schools in addition to Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study – Harvard College, Harvard Business School, Division of Continuing Education, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, HarvardDivinity School, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – which offer a truly global education. Some of the most popular programs are management programs at HBS, law courses at HLS and political science courses at Harvard Kennedy School.


Why Harvard?

  • Harvard is a research university, an institution devoted to continuing discovery of new facts, new knowledge, new ideas and students have received more than $7 million in research support from more than 60 sources.
  • It has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates every year, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.
  • Harvard is situated in the heart of Boston-Cambridge education and its location and its arrangements with other universities allow students to cross-register at other reputed universities such as MIT, Boston College, etc.
  • Harvard is more affordable than public universities for 90 percent of Americans, and equally generous for international students.
  • An education at Harvard has limitless possibilities, it will take you as far as your imagination allows.
  • The faculty engagement is high in Harvard University and students will have great access to some of the world’s great Nobel Laureates too.


Notable Alumni

  • Ratan Tata, HBS
  • Bill Gates (Dropped out)
  • Barack Obama, HLS
  • Mark Zuckerberg (Dropped out)

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