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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.

At home at Harvard

Meet some of the students and faculty members who are studying, researching, and teaching at Harvard.

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Meet the students

Kathleen Bellon Pizarro

Doing research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital this summer, Harvard College student Kathleen Bellon Pizarro investigated the body’s immunity against several COVID-19 variants.

Meet Kathleen

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Meet the students

Andrew Choi

After spending his first Army posting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Harvard Law student Andrew Choi says he is drawn to environmental law.

Meet Andrew

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Meet the students

Andrew Brennen

Graduate School of Education student Andrew Brennen gets young people a seat at the table with his education advocacy group.

Meet Andrew

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Meet the faculty

Rachel Carmody

Human Evolutionary Biology Assistant Professor Rachel Carmody recently researched how alterations in diet, along with other environmental factors, had a major impact on gut biomes over time as animals were domesticated.

Meet Professor Carmody

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Meet the faculty

Naomi Oreskes and Yvette Jackson

Faculty members Naomi Oreskes and Yvette Jackson joined forces to create a musical composition about Oreskes’ work on climate change denial.

Meet the professors

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Meet the faculty

Gautam Nair

Harvard Kennedy School’s Gautam Nair explores how inequality, politics, and business interact in the developing world to shape resource distribution.

Meet Professor Nair

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

  • 7,213

    undergraduate students enrolled for fall 2021

  • $645 million

    granted in financial aid and scholarships in the 2020 fiscal year

  • 13,815

    graduate students in the 2019–2020 academic year

  • 15,154

    Harvard Extension School students in the 2019–2020 academic year

  • 400,000+

    alumni worldwide