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An Undergraduate Experience Like No Other

Harvard College is a close-knit undergraduate community within Harvard University. With world-class faculty, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a commitment to a diverse environment of bright, talented students, Harvard is more than just a place to get an education—it's where students come to be transformed.

About Harvard College

From library and museum collections to arts, athletics, and service, Harvard’s campus resources are unparalleled. Teaching and research are integral to Harvard College—students learn from faculty of the highest caliber, conduct their own investigations, and contribute to research in labs and libraries

At the heart of Harvard College are the Houses, where students live and learn alongside their peers, faculty members, and graduate students. As a smaller home within the College and University, each House offers an enriching and supportive environment where students grow as individuals and as members of their community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mission, Vision, & History

Facts & Figures


  • 1636 Opened in

  • 98 % Graduation rate of our students

  • 7,103 Students

  • 7:1 Student to faculty ratio

Intellectual Vitality

Fostering a Community of Learning

Through intellectual vitality, the Harvard College community seeks to establish a culture in which all members speak, listen, and ask questions of each other – and ourselves – with curiosity and respect. This is critical to achieve the mission of Harvard College and what we as a community believe in.

Dean Rakesh Khurana



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