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Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harvard Yard as seen from the Smith Campus Center credit: User:Chensiyuan
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
7,151 Undergraduates
5% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Harvard University
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2138
(617) 495-1000
www.harvard.edu

The Ivy League, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Harvard University was established in 1636. It’s the oldest higher education institute in the United States, and one of the top ranked schools in the world. There are more than 360,000 Harvard alums around the globe, some of whom include Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt as well as actors Natalie Portman and Matt Damon. Mark Zuckerberg, who developed Facebook while at Harvard, and Bill Gates, who founded Microsoft Corporation, are notable dropouts. Forty eight Nobel Laureates, 48 Pulitzer Prize winners and 32 heads of state attended the university. In terms of sports, Harvard has 42 Division I intercollegiate sports teams, and nearly 80 percent of students are involved in athletics. Their teams have won 142 NCAA or national championships, as well as 372 Ivy League Championships. Athletes have also participated in every modern Olympic Games. The school color is crimson, and the motto is “Veritas,” which means “truth.” The campus sits on 5,457 acres and includes the Harvard Library, the most extensive academic library in the world, as well as the Harvard museums, which contain more than 28 million items.

Location

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area. Situated directly north of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders.Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , two of the world's most prestigious universities, are in Cambridge, as was Radcliffe College, one of the leading colleges for women in the United States until it merged with Harvard on October 1, 1999. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 105,162. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
53%

Men

47%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

12

New Transfer Students

Admissions
5%

Acceptance Rate

79%

Enrollment Yield

1430-1600

SAT Range

39,041

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,205

Typical Cost

$48,949

Average Tuition

72%

Recieve Financial Aid

46%

Have Loans

$7,500

Median Debt

Academics
7.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

209

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

745

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

84

Faculty Awards

371

National Academy Members

5,761

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 50 international, ethnic and cultural groups

Greek Life:

Not Important

Party Scene:

Medium, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Ivy Group

Track & Field Conference:

Ivy Group

Social
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