Founded in 1636, Harvard University does not have an equal in the United States with regard to its age and worldwide prestige. As the oldest college in the United States, Harvard boasts leading programs in almost every academic discipline, which emphasizes an Arts and Sciences focus for its undergraduates. For postgraduate students, Harvard’s law school and medical school only admit the most accomplished and promising candidates.
In 1636, Massachusetts’s colonial legislature established the school and named it after John Harvard to train Congregationalist and Unitarian clergy. At the time, Harvard housed and operated the first printing press in the American colonies. It trained most of New England’s ministers. In 1708, John Leverett became the first non-clergy president of the school, and it has since secularized its curriculum, but it would not take major strides toward a secular academic curriculum until after the American Civil War.
In its early history, Harvard only educated white men. In 1900, W. E. B. Du Bois became the first African American to graduate from Harvard, and he soon became a leading activist on behalf of civil rights. He founded the National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People and wrote many books on black experiences in the United States.
Located on the outskirts of Boston in Cambridge, Harvard University’s main campus surrounds Harvard Yard near the picturesque Charles River. Harvard has produced numerous American presidents, including John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
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