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