Harvard Extension School

Established: 1636

Faculty: About 2,100 faculty members and more than 10,000 academic appointments in affiliated teaching hospitals

Students: Harvard College — About 6,700
Graduate and professional students — About 14,500
Total — About 21,000

School color: Crimson

Living alumni: More than 323,000, over 271,000 in the U.S., nearly 52,000 in some 201 other countries

Nobel laureates: 44 current and former faculty members

Motto: Veritas (Latin for “truth”)

Real estate holdings:4,979 acres

Library collection: About 16.2 million volumes

Faculties, schools, and an institute:
Harvard University is made up of 11 principal academic units — ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The ten faculties oversee schools and divisions that offer courses and award academic degrees.

University Professors: 22 ‘individuals of distinction’

Harvard University President: Drew Gilpin Faust

Naming: The name Harvard comes from the college’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown. Upon his death in 1638, he left his library and half his estate to the institution established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Contact Details

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    Harvard University
    United States of America

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