What's the difference between undergraduate and graduate
to a program for students who are attending college in pursuit of their first
degree, such as a bachelor of arts or science.
Graduate refers to a
program for students who have already received their bachelor's degree and who
are now seeking more advanced education in their field, such as a master's
degree or doctorate.
What's the difference between Harvard
College and Harvard University?
Harvard College is a part of Harvard University focusing on educating
undergradutes. It is part of the Faculty
of Arts and Sciences and offers programs in the liberal arts. Harvard University refers to the entire
educational institution, including the undergraduate college, the graduate and
professional schools, research centers, administration, and affiliates. A list of the schools and major academic
units shows some of the hierarchical
structure, as does an organizational
I'm in high school and my dream is to go to the Harvard
someday. What do I do to prepare?
Office says that there is no formula for getting into Harvard College.
"Successful applicants present strong academic credentials, evidence of
highly developed talents or interests, motivation and character. We hope that
every student who is committed to excellence in its many forms will explore the
opportunities at Harvard and consider applying to the College," their Web
site states. More details about their requirements are on their Web site and in
their application materials.
What is the average GPA and test scores for students
Admissions Office does not make average test scores and GPAs available. The
majority of students admitted to Harvard
College have scores
ranging from 600 to 800 on the SAT I and SAT II Subject Tests. They consider
many other factors during the application process, not just test scores and
grades. Other admissions offices at Harvard
might have different requirements for test scores.
How much does Harvard cost?
about the cost of attending Harvard
College is available in
the Cost of
Attendance section of the Financial Aid Office Web site. The cost of attending any of Harvard University's graduate and professional
schools should be listed on their respective Web sites. Harvard offers a variety of financial aid
options to allow students of all income levels to attend the university.
How do I contact the Admissions Office about my
If you have
questions about the status of your application, check the contact information
provided by the admissions office. Some offices maintain web sites where you
can check the status of your application online. Others require you to call or
write an admissions officer directly. A list of admissions office web sites can
be found on the Harvard Homepage at http://www.harvard.edu/admissions/.
How can I request or download application materials from Harvard University?
school at Harvard has its own admissions office, admissions policies, and
admissions materials. Many of these offices have forms for requesting an
application and/or application materials for downloading or applying online,
such as the Office of
Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid. To find Web pages for the
various admissions offices of the schools at Harvard, please visit "Harvard University: Admissions