The Harvard University is a university located in private Cambridge , Massachusetts , United States . Part of the Ivy League and is the institution of higher education oldest U.S. Harvard today has, on average, a student population of around 6.650 students undergraduate and about 13,000 of graduate.

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Founded in 1636 under the name New College or the college at New Towne . Renamed Harvard College on March 13th of 1639 , in memory of his benefactor John Harvard , a young cleric who donated to the institution his library of 400 books and 779 pounds (which was half of his estate). In the new Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 is the first time the name change of Harvard College at Harvard University . More