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Welcome to Harvard


In Focus

With world-class faculty, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a diverse group of talented students, Harvard is more than just a place to get an education.

Harvard at a glance

Those who are part of the Harvard community join nearly four centuries of students and scholars in the pursuit of truth, knowledge, and a better world.

Learn more about our history

  • 1636

    the year Harvard was founded

  • 5,212

    Harvard College students in the 2020-2021 academic year

  • $173 million

    institutional need-based grant aid provided to Harvard College students last year

  • 13,616

    graduate students in the 2020-2021 academic year

  • 16,448

    Harvard Extension School students in the 2020-2021 academic year

  • 400,000+

    alumni worldwide

Meet the students

You can find me exploring Boston and eating lots of good food on the weekends!”

Nia Burch

Harvard College

A student stands outside

Meet the faculty

My interest and path in physics has really been shaped by the individuals I was lucky enough to learn from.”

Norman Yao

Professor of physics

Norman Yao

Life on campus

Harvard Radcliffe Institute offers unique learning, mentoring, and funding opportunities to Harvard students.

Learn more about the institute