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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

  • 6,716

    undergraduate students

  • $645 million

    granted in financial aid and scholarships in the 2020 fiscal year

  • 13,815

    graduate students

  • 5,365

    faculty and postdoctoral fellows

  • 400,000+

    alumni worldwide

The people of Harvard

From bright and motivated students to engaging faculty members, these are some of the people who call Harvard home.

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Meet the students

Noah Harris

Noah Harris ’22 is the new president of Harvard College’s Undergraduate Council.

Meet Noah

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Meet the students

Manasi Maheshwari and Michele Wang

These computer science concentrators launched “TechInColor,” a podcast that spotlights diverse leaders in tech and business.

Meet Manasi and Michele

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Meet the students

Vlad Batagui

While the Harvard Art Museums are closed, Vlad and other art-loving undergraduates are leading virtual gallery tours.

Meet the tour guides

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Meet the faculty

Yvette Jackson

Assistant Professor Yvette Jackson is a composer of electroacoustic, chamber, and orchestral music, with a focus on radio operas and immersive narrative soundscape productions.

Meet Professor Jackson

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Meet the faculty

Sarah Dimick

Assistant Professor Sarah Dimick’s course, “Voices of Environmental Justice,” considers the relationship between systems of human injustice and environmental issues.

Meet Professor Dimick

Demba Ba

Meet the faculty

Demba Ba

In his current research, Associate Professor Demba Ba is focused on gaining a better understanding of AI networks and their relationship to the brain.

Meet Professor Ba

Take a virtual tour

Free, virtual, student-led tours are offered by the Harvard University Visitor Center.

Learn more about tours and register