Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the US. The university is composed of ten academic faculties plus Harvard Radcliffe Institute. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers study in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic disciplines. Harvard has three main campuses: Cambridge campus centered on Harvard Yard; an adjoining campus immediately across Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston; and the medical campus in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area. Harvard Library is the world’s largest academic library system, comprising 79 individual libraries holding 20 million items.
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