Harvard University is locate in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. It was founded in 1636, as a private institution. Harvard University is ranked number 1, based on the 2013 Edition of Best Colleges. Harvard is comprised of twelve degree-granting Schools as well as The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Harvard University’s current enrollment is over 20,000 degree candidates, which includes undergraduates, graduate, and professional students. The university offers 46 undergraduate concentrations (majors),134 graduate degrees, and 32 professional degrees. Harvard’s Business School and Medical are topped ranked and the Graduate Education School, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law School, and John F Kennedy School of Government is highly ranked! Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Part of The Ivy League conference, Harvard has 41 Division I Intercollegiate varsity sports teams for women and men. Harvard does not offer athletic scholarships for their players. The school has won national championships in men’s football (12), golf (6), men’s ice hockey (1), women’s lacrosse (1), men’s soccer (4), coed sailing (1), women’s sailing (1), fencing (1), women’s rowing (1), and men’s individual wrestling (3). Harvard is best known for their rivalry with Yale University. This rivalry is very intense in every sport in which they meet! The team name for Harvard University athletics is the Crimson and unofficially their mascot is John Harvard, an Englishman for whom the school is named after.
There are many famous Harvard Alumni you may have heard of. One that stands out is Barak Obama, the 44th and current President of the United States of America. George W. Bush Jr., the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 and Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States (1993–2001) also both attended Harvard. Other famous people that also attended Harvard University are: Ashley Judd (2010) – actress, Rashida Jones (1997) – actress, Mira Sorvino (1989) – actress, Arne Duncan (1986) – Secretary of Education, Tommy Lee Jones ( 1969) – Academy Award winning actor, Edward m. Kennedy (1954) Senator of Massachusetts, John Hancock (1754) – President of the Continental Congress and the first and third Governor of Massachusetts.
While attending Harvard University you might need to find a place to store your personal possessions. A self storage unit might just be your answer! If you are heading home for the summer or just in the middle of moving, you can look for a self storage facility in 02138. The standard contents of a dorm room (Clothes, TV, bookcase, bedding, and a few boxes) should all easily fit in a 5’x5′ storage unit! You could always share a bigger unit with a friend or roommate and split the cost to help you save money! So remember that finding extra storage space near Harvard can be easy to find!