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Harvard University
Harvard 1740 by William Burgis.jpg
The university in 1740
Motto Veritas
Motto in English
Truth
Type Private
Established 1636
Endowment US $40.9 billion
President Lawrence Bacow
Academic staff
2,107
Administrative staff
2,497 non-medical
10,674 medical
Students 21,225
Undergraduates 7,181 total
6,655 College
526 Extension
Postgraduates 14,044
Location , ,
Campus Urban
210 acres (85 ha) (Main campus)
22 acres (8.9 ha) (Medical campus)
359 acres (145 ha) (Allston campus)
Newspaper The Harvard Crimson
Colors Crimson     
Athletics 41 Varsity Teams
Ivy League
NCAA Division I
Nickname Harvard Crimson
Website harvard.edu

Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a member of the Ivy League. Harvard was started on September 8, 1636, and it is the oldest university in the United States. Harvard's current president is Lawrence Bacow. The school color is crimson, which is a dark red color.

Harvard is on the Charles River. Some students go to the Charles River for rowing. On the other side of the Charles River is the city of Boston. Boston's subway system has a stop at Harvard. Some of Harvard's graduate schools are in Boston, but most of Harvard's schools are in Cambridge. Together, these schools are Harvard University.

Harvard has many libraries like Widener Library. There are other facilities like skating rinks and the Malkin Athletic Center where students can swim and exercise.

Harvard is almost always ranked as one of the best universities in the world. Another famous school close to Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Eight Presidents of the United States have graduated from Harvard. Harvard has over $40 billion.

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