Study at Harvard UniversityHarvard University, established in 1636, is the United States'oldest university for higher learning. This private university, founded by the colonial Massachusetts legislature, occupies 380 acres of land and offers Enrolment to more than 10, 000 students. The college has 9 faculties. They are (in order of foundation):
Harvard University's athletic teams are nicknamed Crimson. The sports teams of the university participate in swimming, basketball, tennis, football and various other athletics events. Noteworthy alumni of the university include former lawyer Francis Lee Bailey, horse racing expert andrew Beyer, tennis player James Blake and inventor Edwin Land.
- The Faculty of Arts and Sciences
- The Faculty of Medicine
- Harvard Divinity School
- Harvard Law School
- Harvard Business School
- The Graduate School of Design
- The Graduate School of Education
- The School of Public Health
- The John F. Kennedy School of Government
Profile of Harvard University
Cambridge, MA is home to Harvard. Cambridge is a medium-sized city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Harvard go up to the Doctoral degree.
Students commonly pursue studies in law, science, medicine, mathematics, and family and social work.
Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 9% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 700. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 700 and 790. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.
Harvard maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Harvard is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.
The school has 25, 690 enrolled students .
Full-time students are the norm at Harvard. The school has a residential or campus feel. Harvard offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Harvard values student athletics, and belongs to the Ivy Group.
Harvard Programs and Degrees
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Liberal Arts||1, 635||liberal arts and humanities, economics, political science, history, English, social services, anthropology, sociology, . . . |
|Business and Management||984||business, business management, managerial economics, organizational behavior|
|Law||742||law, advanced legal research|
|Medicine||711||public health, public health courses, medicine, advanced general dentistry, pre-med, dentistry, advanced dentistry|
|Science||697||physics, biochemistry, chemistry, biology, evolutionary biology, neurobiology, geology, genetics, . . . |
|Education and Teaching||664||education, industrial arts teaching|
|Family and Social Work||594||public administration, public policy analysis|
|Architecture and Planning||217||architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture|
|Religion and Philosophy||197||theology, ministry, philosophy, religion, theology and religious vocations|
|Therapy and Counselling||151||psychology, social psychology|
|Mathematics||137||applied mathematics, mathematics, statistics|
|Computer Science and Engineering||65||computer science, computer and info science, computer services management|
|Art Studies||53||visual and performing arts, art studies|
|Conservation and Resource Management||24||environmental studies, natural resources management, forest sciences|
|Fine Arts||17||art history and criticism|
|Medical administration||2||occupational health|
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