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Harvard University

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-2902
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  • Harvard UniversityPro 2014
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    4 Feb 04, 2014

    Beautiful campus! Great to check out and have a tour of when visiting Boston for the history and significance of one of the world's top Universities.

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  • Harvard UniversityPro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
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    5 Jan 22, 2014

    Arguably the world's best university and certainly the richest. I work in the 'other Cambridge' in the UK, but it's hard not to be impressed by both Harvard's resources and the way it uses them. Lots of beautiful buildings as well and plenty for tourists.

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  • Harvard University
    Julia
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    4 Jan 20, 2014

    This worldfamous University is a must see when you're in Boston. It's really nice to walk around there

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  • Harvard UniversityPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Dec 31, 2013

    Cambridge is truly a college town at heart, and Harvard campus does not disappoint. There is so much history here, with something for everyone to enjoy.

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  • Harvard UniversityPro 2014
    Jason Planck
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    3 Nov 12, 2013

    Harvard University is one of the oldest school in the United States. Yes this is the same University for which the debt between President Adams and Jefferson about who started the first law school "Harvard or William and Mary"? Their are tours of the school and grounds contact student affairs for more information.

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  • Harvard UniversityPro 2014
    Susan Lee
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    5 Aug 31, 2013

    Harvard is a beautiful campus with very historic buildings. Just walking around the campus you can really appreciate the architecture of the buildlings and the classic feel of Boston. If you can get inside some of the buildlings (easiest with a Harvard student) you can see the Freshman cafeteria that looks like it was the basis for Hogwarts' dining room. The undergrad library and the law school library also have impressive architecture and design.

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  • Harvard UniversityPro 2014
    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    5 Aug 28, 2013

    Harvard University is always a worthy spot to visit for a trip in Boston. The architectures within the prestigious campus is built to impress. The campus is very large, every building including the several churches is extraordinarily beautiful, adorned with the classical style. The Natural History Museum of Harvard University is an attraction in itself and has an impress collection of models of plants and flowers made out of glass.

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    Evan Roth-Howe
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    4 Jul 16, 2013

    Esoteric sophistication and prestige are pervasive during a stroll through Harvard's campus. The summer is the best time to visit, since there are far fewer students around and there will likely be plenty going on in nearby Harvard Square. Pay attention to who you pass in the quad - some of the country's biggest names in politics, science, and academia walk these same paths.

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  • Harvard University
    Laura S
    3 Apr 16, 2013

    A lot of walking ad so much history. It's pretty.

    The only downside is they won't let you access any of the buildings unless you're a student. I've never experienced that in other universities! UCLA, Stanford, Columnia, etc has let me go in and out of their buildings!

    Directions were horrible but thanks to people I was able to get around.

    Great areas out of Harvard. Lots of food and bars.

    Overall: pretty

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    Lucas Alves
    4 Mar 03, 2013

    Pretty awesome to walk around the campus. I felt like in a movie, and it almost convinced me studying can actually be cool. Almost!

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  • Harvard UniversityPro 2014
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    4 Jan 20, 2013

    Founded 1636, Harvard was originally an ordained minister's college turned top university in the world. This campus is stunningly beautiful and a joy to walk through as you are among some of the best and brightest in the world. Imagine all the ideas being created here now...

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    Tarina Peterson
    4 Jan 06, 2013

    Harvard has a beautiful campus. It's great to just walk around and enjoy - especially on a bright sunny day.

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    Jessica VanDyken
    4 Aug 17, 2012

    Harvard is a really beautiful campus, and you can't help but feel all of the history that lives within the walls. Just knowing that the students walking around you are following in the footsteps of so many great men and women before creates a whole knew sense of inspiration.

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    David Eastin
    4 Aug 09, 2012

    A beautiful University that wraps you up and gives you fantasies of writing a novel, becoming a professor, and living in one of the beautiful cottage-style houses that surround Harvard.

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    Jonathan Osborn
    5 Jul 10, 2012

    Beautiful campus. If you can find it, the best part isn't in Harvard Yard, but over by the dorms.

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    Christopher Schultz
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    By far, the best tour of Harvard I have taken is the one offered by Cambridge Historical Tours. it is a chance to learn all about the old University and the town she grew up in!

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  • Harvard UniversityPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Be sure to visit nearby Cambridge when in Boston. The area around Harvard has the mood of a typical college town with a variety of stores and eateries. Are you in search of a Harvard logo item? You can find a good selection without ever entering the campus. However, a walk on campus is always a good idea.

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  • Harvard UniversityPro 2014
    Julia P
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Walking around Harvard is like being in a Harry Potter movie, if Harry Potter were an American intellectual liberal instead of a small wizard. Seriously, the buildings are built like every detail counts, and if you can scam a tour from an alum, like I did (connections, connections) then learning about the intricate traditions and clubs which cover everything from dining halls to post-grad careers will give you an amazing sense of the mythical land that is Harvard.

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  • Harvard UniversityAmbassadorPro 2014
    Katie Pierce
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    It's quite beautiful as far as campuses go, plus it's in an awesome location. Wouldn't really stroll through the place unless I went here or was meeting friends.

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Harvard University is a private higher education institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is the oldest university in the United States and known internationally as one of the best and most prestigious universities in the world. Harvard is made up of eleven academic units, including Harvard College, the Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Medical School. The university operates ... read more
an NCAA Division I sports program, and is a member of the Ivy League, a sports league comprising some of the United States’ top institutions. Harvard’s endowment, which sits over twenty billion, gives it heavy influence in academic, social, and political circles. Harvard is generally considered the best known university in the world.