Students / Location / Cost
Average Test Scores
Male/Female Ratio49.2% 50.8%
- Hispanic 10.2%
- White 43%
- Black 6.4%
- Foreign 11.1%
- Asian/Pacific Islander 18.6%
- Others 9.7%
City: Midsize (population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)
Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education
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Sung discusses different types of classes and talks about "Harvard Time".
There are many different types of classes that you can take at Harvard. There are two types of classes that you can take, reading and problem set classes. You want to make sure that you pick a diverse group of classes. Fun fact: Harvard time is a special time system where classes don't officially start till seven minutes after the posted start time.
Sung talks about the House Selection process, linking blocks, and theories about the process
There is always tension between those who live in the quad and those who live in the Riverhouses. If you ever hear about River Rats or people asking where the quad is you'll know that they are making fun of each other. When it comes time to pick your house after freshman year you get to pick your block, you and 7 other friends who will be guaranteed to live together.
Sung runs into the Marching Band and explains Football's role on campus - THE GAME!!
The Marching Band is a manifestation of the school spirit! Today, they are out for the Harvard and Dartmouth football game. However, this is not too big of an event. On the other hand, the Harvard and Yale football game is a HUGE event that not only draws current students but also alumni from all over the country.
Sung explains safety on campus and HUPD
Harvard has a blue light system through the campus and city. Clicking the button on a light will directly connect you to the Harvard University Police Department.
Sung talks about some cool features of "The Yard"
It is common for both students and faculty to take advantage of The Yard's beautiful, spacious landscape. You'll often see professors relocate their classes outside on nice days, and the school stocks the space with chairs to facilitate gatherings.
Sung shows the Arts@29 Building
This building is called Arts@29. Inside you'll find all of your arts and architecture classes. There is special access required to get into this building. Sung actually has his freshman architecture lecture in here so during the week he is granted access to this building.
Sung discusses the benefit of a bike repair stop
Walking to the quad Sung shows you what the bike repair station looks like. Completely free to use, it's a great way to fix any bike problems you may be having and get on with your day.
Sung talks about the constant construction, Farkas Hall, and the Hasty Puddings
Harvard's $37 billion endowment means it's always building new facilities!.
Sung explains the College Events Board
"The Yard" is an open space on campus where there are constantly events going on. Here you can see students getting ready for Fall by painting pumpkins and playing pong.The college events board is in charge of planning all the events on campus. In the beginning of the year they hold a class barbeque for all the students to come together and hangout.
Sung leaves Annenberg, discusses BoardPlus, and walks to Hum10 Class
Annenberg is the underclassman dining hall. The food at Annenberg can be underwhelming, which is why it's great that Harvard offers BoardPlus!
Religion on campus
Religion is a very important part of a lot of students at Harvard. There is a wide variety of religious group on campus ranging from Muslims to Catholics. Sung is a member of HCFA, Harvard College Faith Action. In this group, you meet with students in your grade and can discuss anything that's on your mind.
You can run two marathons past Harvard's book shelves!
Fun Fact: The library has so many rows of books that you could run over two marathons if you ran up and down them.
Sung shows you more from Harvard Square!
Harvard Square is constantly buzzing with all kinds of activities and performers. Bring a friend down with you and spend the day or afternoon relaxing, shopping and of course eating.
Spontaneous Starbucks run with Esther!
Grab your best bud and head to Starbucks for the best coffee and frappuccinos. Startbucks is open till 12 am, so on the weekends when the library closes at 10pm you can come to starbucks and work there.
Sung talks about Cambridge Weather, the Harvard Law School's 200th Anniversary, & Science Center
The weather in Cambridge is most commonly rain. On occasion, there is absolutely gorgeous weather like there is today. The past few days there have been celebrations for Harvard Law Schools 200th anniversary. The Cabot Library is an extremely high tech library that is available to all students at Harvard.
Another view of the SOC and Cabot House
Harvard's bus stops are marked with special crimson, red and white signs. If you ride a bike around campus, you can also load it onto a shuttle if it's late at night or you find yourself in inclement weather!
Linda gives advice to prospective students
Linda's Advice to prospective students: Always look into other schools because you never know what school you might just fall in love with.
Harvard has the largest private library in the world!
Harvard is home to the largest private library in the world. So big that you could run over two marathons in it if you tried, not recommended. The memorial church is the center of where graduation will take place four years later. Every spring they bring in extremely famous people like Mark Zuckerberg and Joe Biden to present and meet the students.
Sung shows Lamont and Houghton Library while talking about BoardPlus
This is the Houghton Library and Lamont Library. Whether you have a late night project or a huge paper due these are the places that you want to be. Open 24/7 including a cafe these places are great for getting work done.
Sung explores the "QuadFest", and discusses Upperclassmen housing at the Quad
Quad Fest is a huge event where people come together and watch performances and participate in events. A great place to relax as it is completely surrounded by Harvard buildings. Food trucks are huge at Harvard's quad campus. Stop by these food trucks for great new and tasty treats to spruce up your day.
Final advice to Incoming Freshmen!
Don't be stressed! College campuses know what type of students they think will thrive at their school. Research your colleges. Sung applied to 33 colleges far more than recommended. Aim for 8-12 and once you send your application stop worrying and just wait and see what happens.
Meet Sung and hear what Harvard is all about. He will tell you all about the "Harvard Introduction". When you meet anyone on campus the first thing you state is your name, grade, house, and concentration. Sung is from Hollice, Freshman, and he is undeclared leaning towards the government.
Sung discusses Freshman support networks and advising
Getting help is sometimes needed. One great support network is the freshman dormitory, each dorm has meetings, group dinner, snack time, and community events organized by your proctor, a graduate student who lives in the section of your dorm. PAFS or peer advising fellows who are your personal advisor to help you through midterms. Academic advisors are available to help you also. Harvard is an extremely welcoming campus who strives to accept everyone and make sure you feel comfortable.
Sung talks about Student Housing at Harvard and explains the blocking system
Student housing at Harvard is selected at random your first year. Prior to coming to school, you fill out a quick survey and it helps place you with people who share similar interest with you as well as have similar preferences.
Sung talks about bikes on campus and Freshman Dorms
Bikes are huge on campus, similar to Zipcar you can rent bikes and drop them off whenever you are done with it.
Sung shows Winthrop Courtyard and talks about Upperclassmen Housing
This housing quad overlooks the river, hence the "river rats" nickname given to the students who live here. Apparently river houses have a lot of rats...it's probably a joke.
Sung discusses what a "section" is and talks about his Hum10 Seminar
Most classes at Harvard have lectures and sections. Sections are often smaller groups of students who meet up to discuss lecture materials in more detail.
Sung explains the faculty club, lottery processes, and incredible guest speakers
The Harvard Faculty Club is a place where you can come eat with your teachers. If you are selected for the dinners via a lottery process you can come and have an elegant dinner with your favorite professors. Not many people are chosen. Sean Spicer, Berny Sanders, and many Supreme Court Justices have come to events here at Harvard so the lottery is the key to getting meet these people.
Meet Kevin! And hear about his Harvard Experience
Kevin is in UC with me the acapella group. He chose Harvard because of the resources that the school has to offer as well as the strong and smart community that Harvard has. Diversity is huge at Harvard and it makes it so interesting for students to meet new people.
Sung discusses the MAC Malkin Athletic Center, Harvard Athletics
Harvard has the most D1 athletic teams in the country! Most of the teams and games do not get the biggest turnout, but the Harvard Yale game is always the biggest sporting event of the year! Alumni from all class years make their way to campus for it when it's hosted by Harvard (and even when it's at Yale's campus!).
Sung and Kevin sit down to discuss Nightlife, Dining Options, Academics, and more!
A typical night at Harvard can go many ways. There is a party scene at Harvard but for Kevin, he finds it very fun to just chill out with friends and relax. The food is considered to be pretty good, breakfast is the best out of all the meals. Work is hard but Kevin still enjoys the work because it is applicable and pertains to what he wants to do with his life.
Check out downtown Cambridge and Harvard square
Sung shows you what Harvard square is all about, all the shops and restaurants that you can shop and dine at. Shake Shack, Tasty Burger and any other type of food you could imagine all in one place.
Sung talks about HSA, more services locations, the Lampoon, the comp process, and Final Clubs
The HSA is the Harvard Student Association and is the largest student-run company in the world! Pro Tip: go to Insomnia Cookies right before they close to get free cookies!
Sung shows Cambridge Commons and shares some Harvard history
Cambridge Common is a public park in the city of Cambridge. It is located between two Harvard campuses and borders several parts of the University. Students and locals use the park to exercise, play kickball, softball, soccer, and frisbee.
Sung shows how the key swipe actually works
Here's how you card swipe works. Simply tap your card over the reader and the light will turn green. After that, you're all set and you're in! Very secure but make sure you have your card on you at all times.
Sung talks more about security and services at Harvard
Security at Harvard is always priority number one. The key scanning is one of the most important features that Harvard has. If you ever feel afraid to walk home alone from a building on campus a security officer will walk with you. For your rooms, if anything ever goes wrong there is a handyman that is available to help fix any broken shades, desks, etc.
Sung and Colin tell you all you need to know about the Harvard Experience
Colin says that Harvard was the perfect school for him because of all the schools available to him here as well as the financial aid that was offered to him.The student body is so diverse and making friends is so easy because of how different everyone truly is. Late night at Harvard is full of opportunities beyond the classroom.
Ester provides an in-depth opinion on the Harvard Experience
Ester is Sung's entryway. She chose Harvard because of the diverse academic environment that is available as well as the financial aid. A typical Friday night for Ester envolves meetings for clubs, dinner, Christian fellowship meeting and many other activities. Food at Harvard is amazing. Annenberg is the most popular for the freshman on campus.
The Radcliffe Quad and the role of the SOC on campus
Before Harvard was co-ed, the Radcliffe Quadrangle was the residential campus for Radcliffe college (an all-women's school).
Sung talks about social life and the shuttle service
The Radcliffe quadrangle is around 100 years old! In Harvard time, that's actually very new. It is located a little less than a mile away from Havard Yard. The quad includes all of its own amenities, such as a dining hall, gym, library, relaxation and spa room, and the Student Organization Center.
I missed the shuttle : (
It's okay if you miss the shuttle. Most of the time it's only going to be a 10-15 minute walk to your desired location.
Sung talks about Harvard services and SHOPPING WEEK
If you ever need to borrow a computer or maybe a camera, the Cabot Library will loan them to you for free. Books on reserve allow for you to save some money on textbooks. Instead of buying the books you can loan them out from the library. Shopping Week is the first week of the semester. During this week you can test out any of the classes you want.
Sung shows some upperclassmen houses and talks about the Grill and dining services
Winthrop House was most recently renovated which is where JFK lived. Elliott house is an older building right next to where Mark Zuckerberg lived while at Harvard. The grill is a late night snack bar that serves all the junk food you can imagine.
Jessica's Experience as a Varsity Golfer
Jessica is on the varsity golf team. She is from San Jose, California. The student body at Harvard is so engaging and she loves how everyone is here for a reason. The variety of interests makes it impossible to be bored. Every single house has their own dining hall and the Annenberg is the freshman dining hall. Favorite part: the people Least favorite part: how busy it is, managing time is a skill that must be tackled when you arrive at Harvard
Sung talks more about the bike repair station
It's no secret that bikes are a big part of getting around on campus. When something goes wrong, flat tire or a pop, stop by the bike repair station to grab some help or much-needed air.
Sung explores an event in "The Yard"
"The Yard" is an open space on campus where there are constantly events going on. Here you can see students getting ready for Fall by painting pumpkins and playing pong.
Say hi to some wild turkeys!
Most college campuses go crazy over their squirrels...Harvard takes it to the next level with TURKEYS! Of course, we have our squirrels too. All of the animals appear to be fearless.
A glimpse at Lowell House
Lowell House is currently under construction at this time. However, when it does open back up again it is home to upperclassmen dorms and another dining hall. Interesting to note the bell tower at the top rings at the top of every hour letting you know what time it is.
Sung explains Swing Housing and shows the Inn
The Inn is used for Swing Housing, temporary housing for students. The campus is currently remodeling much of the upperclassmen housing so during this period of time students are moved to new locations such as The Inn.
Sung talks about the Carpenter Center and the Art Museum Cafe and shows his favorite study spot
The Carpenter Center is an architecturally significant building on campus. Sung learned about this during his freshman seminar, a class of around 12 students who all select what they want to learn about within the boundaries of the course. Inside of this building, Sung says that this is his favorite spot to study. Outside you can grab a table right next to the lavender garden and get all your work done.
The Harvard Marching Band playing at the Harvard Law celebration procession
What your seeing right now is a glimpse of the celebration for the Harvard Law School's 200th Anniversary.