|Laitin: Universitas Harvardiana|
|Motto in Inglish||Truth|
|Endowment||US$32 billion (2011)|
|Preses||Drew Gilpin Faust|
|Admin. staff||2,497 non-medical
|Location||Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.|
210 acres (85 ha) (Main campus)
22 acres (8.9 ha) (Medical campus)
359 acres (145 ha) (Allston campus)
|Newspaper||The Harvard Crimson|
|Athletics||41 Varsity Teams
NCAA Diveesion I
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 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.
- Harvard's famous Veritas appears directly on the University's arms; heraldically speaking, however, a 'motto' is a word or phrase displayed on a scroll in conjunction with a shield of arms. Since 1692 University seals have borne Christo et Ecclesiae (for Christ and the Church) in this manner, arguably making that phrase the University's motto in a heraldic sense. This legend is otherwise not in general use today.
- An appropriation of £400 toward a "school or college" was voted on October 28, 1636 (OS), at a meeting which initially convened on September 8 and was adjourned to October 28. Some sources consider October 28, 1636 (OS) (November 7, 1636 NS) to be the date of founding. Harvard's 1936 tercentenary celebration treated September 18 as the founding date, though 1836 bicentennial was celebrated on September 8, 1836. Sources: meeting dates, Quincy, Josiah (1860). History of Harvard University. 117 Washington Street, Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Co., 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. 1936-09-28. Retrieved 2006-09-08.: "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 (2003-09-02). "Harvard Gazette: This Month in Harvard History". Harvard University. Retrieved 2006-09-15., "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."
- Mendillo, Jane L. "September 2011 Harvard Management Company Endowment Report". Harvard Management Company. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
- "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value". National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
- Office of Institutional Research. (2009). "Faculty". Harvard University Fact Book. ("Unduplicated, Paid Instructional Faculty Count: 2,107. Unduplicated instructional faculty count is the most appropriate count for general reporting purposes.")
- "Faculties and Allied Institutions". Office of the Provost, Harvard University. 2009. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
- Rudolph, Frederick (1961). The American College and University. University of Georgia Press. p. 3. ISBN 0-8203-1285-1.
- 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."
- Spaulding, Christina (1989). "Sexual Shakedown". In Trumpbour, John. 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 ..."
- David Altaner (March 9, 2011). "Harvard, MIT Ranked Most Prestigious Universities, Study Reports". Bloomberg. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
- 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."