Brief background:

Founded in 1636, Harvard University is a private research university that is considered amongst the IVY universities of the country. Without an iota of doubt, this is one of the most esteemed universities in the world. The University offers 46 undergraduate majors, 134 graduate degree programs, and 32 professional degree programs.

Its engineering school, The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, offers students the chance to study in any of four areas. These areas are Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Applied Physics, or Engineering Sciences. Students at the Engineering School can pursue a master’s degree in science or engineering, or they can also work towards a Ph.D. They can also cross-register at other Harvard schools, such as the Medical School, Business School, and Law School.

Ranking

Harvard University ranking is #3 in the QS Global World Ranking 2021. Times Higher Education's World University Rankings has placed the university at 3rd rank in the World University Rankings 2021 and at 1st rank in the US College Rankings 2021.

Acceptance Rate

Harvard University is among the most prestigious universities in the world and the aspirations to study here are always very high among the students around the world. The effect of the same is reflected in its acceptance rate as well. Harvard University acceptance rate is around 4.7% overall. Its acceptance rate for Indian students has been around 11% historically.

Infrastructure:

The University is located in Cambridge and the campus is spread across 209 acres. The University campus is home to Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, five museums, and two theaters. The University’s library system is said to be the largest library system in the world and has 18 million volumes along with millions of manuscripts, serial titles, and photographs.

The University offers every conceivable state-of-the-art facilities to students.

Residing Options:

Harvard University offers on-campus accommodation to students and has multiple dormitories for this purpose. The on-campus residence is a vital part of student life at the university and we recommend you to choose it. Those who wish to stay off-campus can get administrative assistance too.

Faculty and pedagogy:

No amount of praise will be enough for the faculty of Harvard! At The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which has 86 full-time faculty on staff, there are no specific academic departments. Hence, professors research and teach across several disciplines.

Financial aid:

Though the cost of attendance is high, the University offers large endowments and financial aids. Almost 60% of students get some sort of financial aid at the University. The average need-based scholarship or grant award at the University is $53,604.

Jobs and placements:

Harvard University stands out because of the diversity it offers to its students. For example, an engineering student is encouraged to take a course in the liberal arts, say Greek mythology. Unlike the graduates from other pure technical colleges, a Harvard engineering student is well-rounded not only in technological disciplines but also has an understanding of humanities disciplines. It is no wonder that a degree from Harvard opens doors to multiple career options.
Harvard is without question the favorite among the most prestigious blue-chip corporations and the no. 1 choice for recruiters. Some of the major companies which recruit from Harvard include Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Exxon Mobil, GM. The Alumni network of Harvard is huge with over 2.7 lakh members in the US and more than 50,000 spread across the world. The Harvard Key is given to you when you join Harvard. This is a key for lifelogging in gets you to access to the most complete and comprehensive database of Harvard alumni, the new Alumni Directory allows you to connect with other alumni and build your career network by reaching out to alumni by industry, specialty, or company.

Alumni:

Notable alumni from the University include names such as the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg; co-founder of Microsoft Steve Ballmer; and technical director at Pixar Animation Studios Danielle Feinberg.

Verdict:

Is there anything more to say? Harvard University is right there at the top. Admissions are highly selective and only students with an excellent profile should apply here.

Location

Harvard University is easily the most prestigious, richest, and toughest university in the world to get into. It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a beautiful little town situated just across the Charles River in Boston. Cambridge has the distinction of housing two of the best universities, the equally prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) being the other one. Ever since it was founded in 1630 as a Puritan settlement known as Newstone, the settlement has grown to be one of the most intellectual neighborhoods in the world.  It is said that Cambridge has more book shops per capita than any other place in the world. However, it has extreme weather conditions with very cold winters and pretty humid summers.
The total area of Harvard University is approx. 5038 acres spread across the city of Boston. For example, to give a view of the magnitude, the famous Harvard Business school is located in a town called Allston, while the Harvard Medical school is in Boston proper. As it is located close to one of the larger cities in the US, it is served by excellent public transportation – the Massachusetts Bus and Transportation Authority (MBTA) which will pretty much get you anywhere on campus. Walking through is the preferred activity of commute, and most people in Cambridge walk to work or to college. 
Boston has one of the busiest airports in the US and is connected to most major world cities. 



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