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Campus Location

Harvard Square

In the Heart of Cambridge

Harvard College gives you all the benefits of a city, as well as the feeling of a quiet haven, separate from the hustle and bustle of city life. It truly is the best of both worlds.

A unique location

Nestled in Cambridge on the banks of the Charles River, Harvard is surrounded by one-of-a-kind shops, international restaurants, bookstores, cafés, and theaters. Take in sporting events, concerts, and colorful street performances in Harvard Square, where you can also access Boston’s comprehensive public transportation network, the MBTA.

Nearby you’ll find the lively Boston waterfront, home to a world-famous aquarium and science museum. Buses, subways, and trains will also bring you to the beaches of the Atlantic, cozy seaside villages from Cape Cod to Maine, ski slopes, forests, and scores of local cultural venues and historic sites.

With Boston Logan International Airport just across the river, you have the world at your fingertips.

Life at Harvard

At the center of the University is Harvard Yard, the historic hub where nearly all freshmen live and attend classes. Take a look at our campus map to see the College’s layout, buildings, and surrounding landmarks, or learn about residential life at Harvard.

Whatever activity you enjoy, life in Boston and Cambridge has something to fit your tastes. We invite you to see Harvard for yourself. Get directions, maps, and other information about visiting Harvard.


John Harvard Statue in front of University Hall

Stroll through Harvard Yard, ask Admissions staff all your questions, and feel the warmth of the Harvard community. See tour dates and times.


Harvard Square

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