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The Harvard University Optional Essay: What You Need to Know

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If you’re hoping to attend Harvard next year at this time, there are a few things you should know before pressing send on your application. They are as follows:

Harvard University is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
96% of students graduate within six years.
Harvard is a medium-sized school with 6,712 total undergrads.
The early action deadline is November 1.
You can apply on the Common Application.
The Ivy League gives students the opportunity to respond to one additional essay in their application.

We made a video to give you insight into what admissions officers are looking for from this supplemental essay and which prompt may be best for you. Watched too many Buzzfeed videos? It’s okay, we get it. You can read our guide instead.


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