The Harvard Independent is placed in locations accessible by faculty, staff, incoming freshmen, undergraduates, administrators, alumni, graduate students, and Cambridge residents. The print edition has approximately 8,000 readers weekly. The Independent is also widely read online, with approximately 60,000 pageviews in the past month.


Please email us at with any advertising requests—we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible!  If you have any questions, we would be happy to answer them. 

Our Rates


  • 250 x 500 Double-Height Sidebar ($60.00/week)
  • 250 x 250 Square Sidebar ($30.00/week)
  • 250 x 100 Sidebar Banner ($10.00/week)
  • Short Sidebar Text Link ($5.00/week)


Advertisements can also be placed on the back cover of the Independent for a 30% premium. Prices are based on a column-inch cost of $3.00, as explained in our rate card.

  • One-Eighth Page ($21.00/week)
  • One-Fourth Page ($42.00/week)
  • One-Half Page ($84.00/week)
  • Full Page ($168.00/week)


The Independent offers classified advertising in its print editions for Harvard students and those who want to advertise to them. We charge $2.00 for up to the first three lines of text, and $1.00 per line after that, up to a total of 8 lines including the first three (at $7.00). As this is our most affordable advertising option, we are unable to apply any discounts to classified ads. Classified ads can be run for up to a month before being renewed.


The Independent offers additional discounts to students and student groups interested in advertising. Please contact us to receive a special quote for a print advertisement. Student groups receive an automatic 40% discount on our online advertisements.

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