Harvard Varsity

American private Ivy League research varsity locatit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Unitit States

Harvard Varsity is an American private Ivy League research varsity locatit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Unitit States, established in 1636 bi the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the auldest institution o heicher learnin in the Unitit States[7] an the first corporation (offeecially The Preses an Fellows o Harvard College) chartered in the kintra. Harvard's history, influence, an wealth hae made it ane o the maist prestigious varsities in the warld.[8][9][10][11]

Harvard Varsity
Reading Room
Langdell Hall
Laitin: Universitas Harvardiana
Motto in Scots
EndowmentUS$$36 billion (2017)[3]
Academic staff
210 acre (85 ha) (Main campus)
22 acre (8.9 ha) (Medical campus)
359 acre (145 ha) (Allston campus)[6]
NewspaperThe Harvard Crimson
Athletics41 Varsity Teams
Ivy League
NCAA Diveesion I
NicknameHarvard Crimson


  1. Harvard's famous Veritas appears directly on the Varsity's airms; heraldically speakin, houiver, a 'motto' is a wird or phrase displayed on a scroll in conjunction wi a shield o arms. Since 1692 Varsity seals hae borne Christo et Ecclesiae (for Christ an the Kirk) in this manner, arguably makkin that phrase the Varsity's motto in a heraldic sense. This leegend is itherwise nae in general uise the day.
  2. An appropriation o £400 taewart a "schuil or college" wis votit on October 28, 1636 (OS), at a meetin that ineetially convened on September 8 an wis adjourned tae October 28. Some soorces conseeder October 28, 1636 (AS) (November 7, 1636 NS) tae be the date o foondin. Harvard's 1936 tercentenary celebration treatit September 18 as the foondin date, tho 1836 bicentennial wis celebratit on September 8, 1836. Soorces: meetin dates, Quincy, Josiah (1860). History of Harvard University. 117 Washington Street, Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Co.CS1 maint: location (link), p. 586, "At a Court holden September 8th, 1636 and continued by adjournment to the 28th of the 8th month (October, 1636)... the Court agreed to give £400 towards a School or College, whereof £200 to be paid next year...." Tercentenary dates: "Cambridge Birthday". Time. 28 September 1936. Archived frae the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2006.: "Harvard claims birth on the day the Massachusetts Great and General Court convened to authorize its founding. This was Sept. 8, 1637 under the Julian calendar. Allowing for the ten-day advance of the Gregorian calendar, Tercentenary officials arrived at Sept. 18 as the date for the third and last big Day of the celebration;" "on Oct. 28, 1636 ... £400 for that 'school or college' [was voted by] the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony." Bicentennial date: Marvin Hightower (2 September 2003). "Harvard Gazette: This Month in Harvard History". Harvard University. Archived frae the original on 8 September 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2006., "Sept. 8, 1836 - Some 1,100 to 1,300 alumni flock to Harvard's Bicentennial, at which a professional choir premieres "Fair Harvard." ... guest speaker Josiah Quincy Jr., Class of 1821, makes a motion, unanimously adopted, 'that this assembly of the Alumni be adjourned to meet at this place on the 8th of September, 1936.'" Tercentary opening of Quincy's sealed package: The New York Times, September 9, 1936, p. 24, "Package Sealed in 1836 Opened at Harvard. It Held Letters Written at Bicentenary": "September 8th, 1936: As the first formal function in the celebration of Harvard's tercentenary, the Harvard Alumni Association witnessed the opening by President Conant of the 'mysterious' package sealed by President Josiah Quincy at the Harvard bicentennial in 1836."
  3. As o Juin 30, 2017. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY2016 to FY2017" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute. 2018. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 24 Februar 2018.
  4. Office of Institutional Research. (2009). "Faculty". Harvard University Fact Book (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 25 Apryle 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help) ("Unduplicated, Paid Instructional Faculty Count: 2,107. Unduplicated instructional faculty count is the most appropriate count for general reporting purposes.")
  5. a b c As o 1 September 2014. "Harvard at a Glance". Harvard University. Archived frae the original on 29 Juin 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  6. "Faculties and Allied Institutions" (PDF). Office of the Provost, Harvard University. 2009. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  7. Rudolph, Frederick (1961). The American College and University. University of Georgia Press. p. 3. ISBN 0-8203-1285-1.
  8. Keller, Morton; Keller, Phyllis (2001). Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America's University. Oxford University Press. pp. 463–481. ISBN 0-19-514457-0. Harvard's professional schools... won world prestige of a sort rarely seen among social institutions. (...) Harvard's age, wealth, quality, and prestige may well shield it from any conceivable vicissitudes.
  9. Spaulding, Christina (1989). "Sexual Shakedown". In Trumpbour, John (ed.). How Harvard Rules: Reason in the Service of Empire. South End Press. pp. 326–336. ISBN 0-89608-284-9. ... [Harvard's] tremendous institutional power and prestige (...) Within the nation's (arguably) most prestigious institution of higher learning ...
  10. David Altaner (9 Mairch 2011). "Harvard, MIT Ranked Most Prestigious Universities, Study Reports". Bloomberg. Retrieved 1 Mairch 2012.
  11. Collier's Encyclopedia. Macmillan Educational Co. 1986. Harvard University, one of the world's most prestigious institutions of higher learning, was founded in Massachusetts in 1636.