Overall Harvard University Acceptance Rate
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1400 - 1600
- ACT Scores: 32 - 35
- Average GPA: 4
How Hard Is It to Get into Harvard University
Applicant Selectivity: Highly Selective
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Harvard is considered highly selective. Many accepted applicants score in the top-range on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having a solid high school GPA and number of college prep courses.
How Does Harvard University Compare to Other Liberal Arts Colleges in MA
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
Prospective students should complete either the Common Application, Universal College Application, or the Coalition Application. A Secondary School Report and an official transcript are required from the high school guidance office. A midyear report must be submitted once seventh semester grades are finalized.
Students must submit official ACT or SAT results. Two SAT subject tests are recommended except in situations where there is financial hardship. The writing portion of both exams is optional. Applicants must submit two teacher recommendations from core academic areas.
Number of Applicants, Percent Admitted, and Enrolled Students
Average Standardized Test Scores
|SAT Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||700 - 800|
|Math||700 - 800|
|Total Score:||1400 - 1600|
|ACT Section||Score Range|
|English||33 - 35|
|Math||31 - 35|
|Composite Score:||32 - 35|