HARVARD UNIVERSITY

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

| University History

Harvard University is a private institution that was founded in 1636. Located outside Boston in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,766. The University is named for its benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning, and its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities.

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| University Information

Harvard is made up of 13 schools and institutes, including the top-ranked Business School and Medical School and the highly ranked Graduate Education School, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law School and John F. Kennedy School of Government. Harvard College has a variety of departments in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, including classical, mathematics, psychology, statistics, physics, molecular and cellular biology, science history, and art and architectural history. Professional graduate schools include Law School, Business School, Medical School, and Kennedy School. Harvard's extensive library system houses the oldest collection in the U.S. and the largest private collection in the world. Beyond books, Harvard's athletic teams compete in the Ivy League, with an annual football matchup against rival Yale.

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| Admissions

Harvard University ranked number two among National Universities of 2019 Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $50,420 (2018-19).