Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and founded in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States – and one of the most prestigious. Harvard College, the undergraduate community within Harvard University, boasts a 7:1 student to faculty ration and a 98% graduation rate. The school is known for being exceptionally competitive; for the Class of 2026, Harvard College received over 60,000 applications and admitted only 1,984 of them, for an acceptance rate of just 3.24% (compared to over 5% in 2017). Of these admitted students, 16% applied from outside of the United States. Reflecting a growing trend among selective colleges, Harvard announced that students applying for the College Classes of 2027-2030 are not required to submit standardized test scores.
The Ivy Dean has helped dozens of students gain acceptance to Harvard over the past ten years. As a professional company with two expert college admissions specialists – led by President Drusilla Blackman, who formerly served as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Columbia University and Dean of Graduate Admissions at Harvard University – we have an in-depth understanding of how campus admissions officers decide which students to admit, waitlist and reject. Our experienced and dedicated counselors guide students and their families through every step of Harvard’s admissions process, providing special assistance with application essays given their increased importance in the absence of standardized testing requirements. Please call us at (845) 826-5310 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you fulfill your dream of studying at Harvard.
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