Review of Harvard University

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar_gray By: Elisabeth M., Alum Posted: January 05, 2011

My review

The Good:

It's tough to pick a "best" part about Harvard, but I'd say my top three parts were the House/Residential Life communities, the location (perfect mix of urban accessibility and green spaces on campus), and the flexibility in choosing classes. The financial aid programs are also outstanding.

The Bad:

I think the school could work on advising--the resources are certainly there for students, but the advisors and departments need to reach out to students more so they are better able to utilize the resources.

Would I do it again?

Yes, I had a great experience here> I was challenged academically, found my social home in a few of my extracurriculars, and loved my House (Kirkland House). When I graduated, I felt I was looking back on a very positive 4 years in all aspects of my life.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Financial aid

The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.

Professors are generally Engaging

The night life is Memorable

Every student at this school needs Ability to take initiative--they might get lost in the shuffle if they aren't prepared to make their own way

Most students spend their Saturday nights At parties in the dorms or at the final clubs in Harvard Square

About the reviewer

Went to Cape Elizabeth High School, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Favorite professor is Prof. Ted Bestor, in the Anthropology Department

Favorite activity is Expressions Dance Company

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Study hard and dedicate yourself to a small group of extracurriculars rather than spreading yourself too thin in high school.

Preparation for the workforce

Time needed to find a job post-graduation 1-6 months

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