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Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
9 August, 1636
Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world. The Massachusetts colonial legislature, the General Court, authorized Harvard's founding. In its early years, Harvard College primarily trained Congregational and Unitarian clergy, although it has never been formally affiliated with any denomination. Its curriculum and student body were gradually secularized during the 18th century, and by the 19th century, Harvard had emerged as the central cultural establishment among the Boston elite. Following the American Civil War, President Charles William Eliot's long tenure transformed the college and affiliated professional schools into a modern research university; Harvard became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900.

Former names Harvard College
Motto Veritas (Latin)
Motto (English) Truth
Type Private research university
Established 1636
Founder Massachusetts General Court
Academic affiliations NAICU, AICUM, AAU, URA, Space-grant
Endowment $41.9 billion (2020)
President Lawrence Bacow
Provost Alan Garber
Academic staff ~2,400 faculty members (and >10,400 academic appointments in affiliated teaching hospitals)
Students 20,970 (Fall 2019)
Undergraduates 6,755 (Fall 2019)
Postgraduates 14,215 (Fall 2019)
Campus Urban, 209 acres
Language Mostly English
Newspaper The Harvard Crimson
Colors Crimson
Athletics NCAA Division I – Ivy League
Mascot John Harvard

About Harvard University

Esteemed private school based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is the oldest university in the United States and is one of the eight Ivy League schools.

Achievement of Harvard University

The motto of the school is the latin word Veritas, which means "truth."  The Harvard University Library, which comprises of over 50 libraries, has over 15 million volumes and is considered one of the largest Academics Libraries in the world. 

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Latest information about Harvard University updated on July 28 2021.