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Harvard is more than a university; it's a tradition. No other American institution of
higher learning has such a prominent place in the nation's history or imagination.
Harvard, founded in 1636, is the oldest university in the United States (and the oldest corporation
in the Americas). It is perhaps the U.S. university that is both closest to the British model
of university education, yet distinctly American in identity and outlook.
Harvard was founded as a small institution with the mission of educating Protestant clergy.
It grew as the United States did, expanding in size and scope, and diversifying its student
and teaching communities. Today a Harvard degree commands respect not only in the United
States, but around the world – Harvard counts seven U.S. presidents among its alumni, and
over 40 Nobel laureates among its current and former faculty.
Harvard is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on a campus just across the Charles River
from Boston. This is a highly urban setting that joins colonial-era buildings and landmarks
with Massachusetts' burgeoning hi-tech industry. Harvard is a large university, with high-profile
graduate and professional programs. Almost two-thirds of its approximately 19,500 students
are enrolled in its professional and graduate schools (which include the world-renowned
Medical School, the Business School, the Law School, the John F. Kennedy School of Government,
the Divinity School, the School of Public Health, and Graduate School of Education).
Despite the university's size, the Harvard educational experience is usually an intense
and companionable one, with students benefiting from low student-to-faculty ratios and opportunities
to get involved with the local community. Connections made at Harvard often last a lifetime,
with graduates becoming part of a vigorous network of over 270,000 alumni.
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