Harvard University

Founded in 1636, Harvard University is the oldest establishment of higher learning in the United States. The University, founded 16 years after the arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has more than 18,000 degree candidates, including undergraduates and students in 10 principal academic units. Over 14,000 people work at Harvard, including more than 2,000 faculty. There are also 7,000 faculty appointments in associated teaching hospitals. Harvard is consistently ranked among one of the top academic institutions in the world.