Harvard University

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Harvard University is the oldest institution of a higher education in the United States, and has been providing citizens with a higher level of education for approximately 376 years, and we would probably be in a different economical, political, and social state if it was never established.

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?HARVARD UNIVERSITY1)History/locationHarvard 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. A statue of John Harvard stands today in front of University Hall in Harvard Yard, and is perhaps the University's best known landmark. 2)CampusHarvard's House system extends teaching, learning and advising into the residential environment. Harvard College includes twelve residential houses. Hidden Spaces is a series about lesser-known spaces at Harvard: -Tower classrooms-Newell Boathouse-Beck-Warren House-Adolphus Busch Courtyard-The tiny cemetery-Emerson ChapelThe Houses are among Harvard's most important learning places, where undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty live, work, and learn together. Ninety-seven percent of Harvard College upperclassmen live in one of the 12 Houses-communities where risks are taken, confidence is built, and connections are made with peers, faculty, and tutors. The Houses bring Harvard down to scale, shaping memories and forging friendships that last a lifetime. Harvard's campus creates a stunning backdrop for all that happens within the University.3)Admission requirementsUndergraduate admission to Harvard is characterized by the Carnegie F

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