Harvard University

Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138

School Details

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was named after the College’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. 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.

The Harvard Division of Continuing Education offers open-enrollment courses, degrees and certificates, and professional development programs online. Choose from an array of subject areas, including leadership and management, liberal arts, information technology, and environmental management. 

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

School Overview

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Not applicable
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    16,859
  • Percent Admitted:
    6%
  • Calendar System:
    Semester

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