Harvard University

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Harvard University is a private Ivy League college that was founded in 1636. The faculty is composed of close to 2,400 professors with a wide range of degrees available to those looking to pursue an outstanding career.

Prominent student organizations at Harvard include the Crimson and its rival the Harvard Lampoon, a noted humor magazine; the Harvard Advocate, one of the nation’s oldest literary magazines and the oldest current publication at Harvard; and the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which produces an annual burlesque and celebrates notable actors at its Man of the Year and Woman of the Year ceremonies, and the Harvard Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players.

The main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in central Cambridge and extends into the surrounding Harvard Square neighborhood. The Harvard Business School and many of the university’s athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located in Allston, on the other side of the Charles River from Harvard Square. Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health are located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston.