Harvard University established in 1636, is a private coeducational institute. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. It was named after the College’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown. Upon his death in 1638, he left his library and half his estate to the institution established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Harvard University has 12 degree granting schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The University has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 20,000 degree candidates including undergraduate, graduate and professional students. There are more than 360,000 living alumni in the U.S. and over 190 other countries.
The Harvard campus is located in Cambridge, just outside of Boston. Harvard’s campus creates a stunning backdrop for all that happens within the University. The University is surrounded by a main campus extending to 210 acres while the medical campus is surrounded by 22 acres and the Alllston Campus extends to 359 acres. The University is also surrounded by eleven different academic buildings & by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Harvard University has around 20,000 students across the college, graduate and professional schools located in Cambridge and Boston. When people refer to Harvard students, often they mean the subset of roughly 6,400 students who attend Harvard College. Students arrive every year in late August.
The student’s faculty ratio is 7:1 for Harvard University. Nearly, 6,641 students get enrolled every year here. The academic calendar is semester based. The gender distribution here is 50% male and 50% female. The 5 popular majors here are: