Harvard College is an undergraduate liberal arts school located within Harvard University. This private, Ivy League college is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and U.S. News & World Report ranks it at #2 in National Universities. Instead of declaring a major their freshman year, Harvard College students spend their first year and a half creating their own study plans with an academic advisor before joining a field of concentration. It is one of the largest enrolling and most selective schools out of the eight Ivy League universities.
Harvard is a home for outstanding students, who love to learn for the sole purpose of personal development. Once you walk through Johnson Gate and touch John Harvard's foot for the first time, you are on a path to great things. Harvard is a lifetime institution; not merely a four year college.
Sarah from Manchester, NH
The students are great, teamwork is encouraged (I've heard from transfers that it is to a unique degree), there are a lot of ambitious people but nobody is too competitive. There are a million things to do, in terms of academics, extracurriculars, and events. It is true, however, that going to school with a bunch of smart ambitious people makes you question your abilities and it's harder to be at the top of the curve here, but I love it here nevertheless.