Harvard University


Harvard is at the frontier of academic and intellectual discovery. Those who venture here—to learn, research, teach, work, and grow—join nearly four centuries of students and scholars in the pursuit of truth, knowledge, and a better world.

What makes Harvard special are our people. Through continued efforts in inclusion and belonging, Harvard has built a community comprising many backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

  • 25,266 undergraduate and graduate students
  • 19,639 faculty and staff
  • 400k+ alumni worldwide

Explore more data about our community with the Harvard Fact Book

Harvard leadership and governance is composed of four components:

The President: Claudine Gay, Harvard’s 30th president

Deans and Officers: Leading Harvard’s 15 Schools and many offices

Harvard Corporation: The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere

Board of Overseers: Alumni committed to Harvard’s missions and interests

The history of Harvard

Explore the history of our founding, our Nobel Prize winners, the honorary degrees we’ve awarded, and how our iconic shield was created.

Explore all of Harvard’s history

America : United States (New England)
Institution type
Non French Institutions : University or university institute

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