Harvard University

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Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States[1] and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.[2][3]



  1. The American College and University.  University of Georgia Press . ISBN 0820312851.
  2. Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America's University.  Oxford University Press. pp. 463–481 "Harvard's professional schools... won world prestige of a sort rarely seen among social institutions. (...) Harvard's age, wealth, quality, and prestige may well shield it from any conceivable vicissitudes."
  3. How Harvard Rules: Reason in the Service of Empire.  South End Press. pp. 326–336 "...[Harvard's] tremendous institutional power and prestige (...) Within the nation's (arguably) most prestigious institution of higher learning..."