Harvard University, founded in 1636, now comprises 15 different schools and institutes of higher learning on its campuses in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts in the U.S. The current and former faculty members includes 44 Nobel Laureates. Eight U.S. Presidents studied at Harvard.
Over 323,000 living alumni have attended Harvard. The current student body of 21,000, includes 21% from countries outside the U.S. The college (undergraduate program) consists of 6,700 full-time students. There are about 2,100 faculty members and more than 10,000 academic appointments in affiliated teaching hospitals.
The university endowment totals $40 billion. This allows generous financial aid to students: 60% of college students receive financial aid in the form of grants.
University’s library system is the largest academic library in the world, including over 17 million volumes, 7.5 million photographs, and millions of manuscript pages, recordings, maps, and digital media.
School color is crimson and motto Veritas, latin for “truth”.