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Harvard: Meet the Most Prestigious University of The USA

 
The most famous University in the world has graduated 8 American Presidents. Among former students and teachers, there are 47 Nobel Prize winners. Learn more!

Founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard is the oldest and best known University of the United States. Initially called New College, earned her iconic name three years after the Foundation in honor of John Harvard, one of its earliest benefactors.

Although not officially tied to any religious institution, the institution saw its first graduates to become pastors. Today, more than 3,231,000 graduate students, among them eight American Presidents-John F. Kennedy, George w. Bush and Barack Obama are the latest important intellectuals, scientists, political leaders, Princes and celebrities. Of the total of students trained at Harvard, about 52 1000 are foreigners from more than 200 countries.

Located in an area of strong University presence on the outskirts of Boston, there are also the MIT, Tufts University and Boston University the region has many Brazilians and a social life. After all, only at Harvard are over 21 1000 students (undergraduate and 1000 6.7 14.5 1000 in post), chosen after careful selection process.

Harvard manages about $ 37.6 billion, the largest Endowment Fund among all universities in the world. Is a reserve to invest in research, projects and costing of talented students who can't afford to pay for their studies. Willing to attract the best talent, the institution employs a policy of need-blind that is, during the selection process is not taken into consideration the applicant's income. The best are accepted, can they pay or not for the academics. Those who cannot, the University offers scholarships of up to 100%.

Education of excellence Absolute synonym of quality, the institution is featured in major academic rankings and is in first place in both the Academic Ranking of World Universities, which evaluates universities as a whole, as in the Global MBA Ranking, which takes into account only business schools.

Harvard counts 47 Nobel Prize winners, 32 heads of State (including Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General) and 48 Pulitzer winners. In the list of talents, there are names like Theodore William Richards, first scientist to calculate the weight of atoms; James d. Watson, creator of the helical DNA model; and Simon Kuznets, who developed the concept that uses the gross domestic product (GDP) as a tool to measure the economic growth of the countries.

For Americans, study at Harvard is be closer to power and professional relationships that can change your life. No wonder that the environment is one of the most competitive in the world, with top talent and prodigies of practically all areas, from classical ballet to molecular biology. A common maximum there is: "at Harvard you don't make friends, make contacts".

Famous people who studied in Harvard
Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States and a leader in the area of sustainability;
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft;
Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, creators of Facebook;
Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazilian businessman;
Joo Grandino Rodas, former Rector of the University of So Paulo;
Giancarlo Francesco Civita, President of Grupo Abril;
Henrique Meirelles, former President of the Central Bank of Brazil;
T. s. Eliot, American poet;
Natalie Portman, actress.


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