Harvard University • Cambridge, United States
Harvard University was established in 1636, hence making it the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The renowned university is committed to excellent teaching, learning and research. It is a highly residential research university that is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts. Harvard University is known as one of the ivy league schools and has consecutively been ranked as the top institution among the world's leading universities. Getting into Harvard isn't easy. The prestigious school has an enrolment of more than 20,000 degree candidates (undergraduate, graduate and professional students) who come from near and far, in order to study at this outstanding university. Harvard graduates are well-equipped for their future careers- the school prepares its students for roles in a global working environment. More than 360,000 alumni around the world can vouch for the school's educational training. The faculty is made up of about 2,400 faculty members. Harvard's most notable alumni include 48 Nobel Laureates, 32 Heads of Sates and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners. The campus consists of 11 principal academic units – 10 faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The university offers an excellent learning environment. It is home to the largest academic library in the world – the Harvard Library. Harvard University is constantly ranked among the top schools – the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has ranked Harvard as the world's best university every year since its first release. Same applies to the QS and Times Higher Education Rankings: Harvard has always held the top spot. An excellent education at Harvard University comes with a price, however, the school offers scholarships. More than 50% of students receive scholarship aid, 100% of students can therefore graduate debt-free. At Harvard University, everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances, should get the opportunity to study at this splendid institution.