Admission to Harvard University

Harvard University is famous worldwide; from China to Hawaii, from South Africa to Iceland, from Vietnam to Chile, everybody recognises the name, Harvard. Harvard University consistently holds the #1 rank for best University in the world, and its graduates have gone on to leave a lasting legacy worldwide. Some of its distinguished alumni include Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, and Lee Hsien Loong. Harvard Business School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government have routinely produced leaders in their respective fields. It’s the place to be for a student who wants to be somebody, somewhere, someday.

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. With 47 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state, 48 Pulitzer Prize winners, Harvard certainly has lived up to its motto of “Veritas”, or “Truth” in pushing the boundaries of science for human benefit, and pushing the boundaries of the humanities, to expand the human experience.

Harvard University is made up of 11 principal academic units – ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The ten faculties oversee schools and divisions that offer courses and award academic degrees. It also boasts the largest academic library in the world, which includes 18.9 million volumes, 174,000 serial titles, an estimated 400 million manuscript items, 10 million photographs, 56 million archived web pages, and 5.4 terabytes of born-digital archives and manuscripts. Access to this rich collection is provided by nearly 1,000 library staff members who operate more than 70 separate library units.

Admissions statistics

Admission to Harvard University counts among the toughest in the world; last year, the admission rate for Harvard College was 5.2%. Freshman admissions to Harvard are limited to 3 Colleges: Harvard College, Harvard Extension School, and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The rest of its colleges are for postgraduate studies.

Typical SAT scores: the 25th Percentile scores 1470, and the 75th Percentile scores at 1600. That means, you’ll really need a score of at least 1470 to have a good chance for admission.

International students should also have TOEFL or IELTS scores as proof of English competency.

There are three ways to gain admission to Harvard University:

You are invited by the University to enrol with them.
You apply through their website, taking standardized tests and using stellar high school grades.
You attempt admission through your ability as a student through Harvard’s ability based testing.

The LMI Advantage

Most students applying to Harvard already have a stellar track record and SAT score. If you aren’t invited to enrol, or have stellar grades, LMI can help you by admission through the ability based testing. This process involves taking Harvard core courses and scoring a minimum B grade, as well as maintaining a 3.33 GPA, along with tests of Critical Reading and Writing, and powerful personal statements. What LMI does best is to help you through powerful coaching for the various tests, and coaching through the core classes to secure admission. To maximise your chances to enrol in Harvard, speak to your LMI admissions consultant today! We have a track record of a 95% success rate in enrolling our students to Harvard. Don’t wait, contact us to find out more!

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