Harvard University, a private Ivy League University, is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning. It was founded in 1636 and has an intake of over 6,700 undergraduates. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it has a gorgeous 209-acre campus circling the Harvard Yard. Its students benefit from the university’s unparalleled history, influence and wealth, which opens doors to numerous opportunities. Freshmen unwind & live in dormitories at the Yard and eat at the historic Annenberg dining hall. At end-of-the-year Housing Day, they get sorted into one of Harvard’s 12 upper-class houses; each house having its distinctive style and resources. Its campus is home to over 400 official student organizations, including the Harvard innovation lab. Students can write and edit for The Harvard Crimson or Lampoon, witness The Game (the historic Harvard vs. Yale end-of-season football game) and make use of its extensive library system; housing the largest private collection in the world. They also get to experience the charm, sports-craze and vibrant nightlife of Boston; which is among the nation’s best college towns. Notable Harvard alumni include former US presidents Franklin Roosevelt & John F. Kennedy and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Harvard, with its strong alumni network and traditions, is one of the most prestigious universities in the world.