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History Harvard was founded in 1636, the College trained many Puritan ministers The takeover of Harvard by the Unitarians in 1805 resulted in the secularization of the American college Charles W. Eliot, president 1869-1909, eliminated the favored position of Christianity from the curriculum while opening it to student self-direction
History During the twentieth century, Harvard's international reputation grew as a burgeoning endowment and prominent professors expanded the university's scope Explosive growth in the student population continued with the addition of new graduate schools and the expansion of the undergraduate program.
Organization Harvard today has nine faculties, listed below in order of foundation: The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and its sub-faculty, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which together serve: Harvard College, the university's undergraduate portion (1636) The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (organized 1872) The Harvard Division of Continuing Education, including Harvard Summer School (1871) and Harvard Extension School (1910). The Harvard Medical School (1782) The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1867). Harvard Divinity School (1816) Harvard Law School (1817) Harvard Business School (1908) The Graduate School of Design (1914) The Harvard Graduate School of Education (1920) The School of Public Health (1922) Harvard Kennedy School of Government (1936)
Campus Harvard's 210-acre (85 ha) main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge. Sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates live in twelve residential Houses. The Harvard Business School and many of the university's athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located on a 359-acre (145 ha) campus opposite the Cambridge campus in Allston. The Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health are located on a 22-acre (8.9 ha) campus in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area.
Students Harvard enrolled 6,655 students in undergraduate programs, 3,738 students in graduate programs, and 10,722 students in professional programs. The undergraduate population is 51% female, the graduate population is 48% female, and the professional population is 49% female. Undergraduate Graduate Professional U.S. Census African American 8% 3% 6% 12.1% Asian American 17% 9% 12% 4.3% White American 42% 42% 43% 65.8% Hispanic American 7% 3% 5% 14.5% Native American 1% 0.2% 0.6% 0.9% International student 11% 33% 22% N/A
Some other facts There are 2,110 professors, lecturers, and instructors serve, with 6,715 undergraduate and 12,424 graduate students. Harvard has the largest university endowment in the United States. At the end of June 2009, it was worth $25.7 billion, about 30% less than at the same time in 2008. Harvard Undergraduate Television (HUTV) is the Harvard College student-run Internet television network.
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