“oldest institution of higher learning in the United States!”
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 and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard is known for global leadership in education, and the Harvard faculty is composed of men and women who are world-class scholars. Faculty members are passionate and curious individuals who continue their own research while teaching at Harvard. They come from across the country and all over the world, bringing with them a diverse wealth of knowledge.
It's pretty amazing to see the oldest college in America. It's great to go during the fall so you can see the rowers out on the river, and students all around. Some really nice quads, and ask anyone with a backpack for suggestions on the most beautiful architecture to visit.
A really beautiful campus to visit on a nice day. In my opinion the best thing to do is rent bikes and ride along the Charles River from Boston proper out to the Harvard campus and soak it all in that way.
We wandered through Harvard Yard at about 9 PM in the summer. Campus was pretty dead. Amazing architecture, adding to the "coolness factor" of being on campus at Harvard! I would love to go back during the daytime.
Such a beautiful campus! It's a great place to walk around and enjoy all the old architecture and take in all the history.
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