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Harvard University

Human Resources Address:
1350 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
Employees: 13,700
President: Drew Faust
Website: http://www.harvard.edu

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Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and one of the most prestigious schools in the nation. Harvard is a member of the Ivy League and well-known for its graduate business, law and medical schools.

Founded 16 years after the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, the University has about 20,000 full- and part-time students, including undergraduates and graduates in 10 principal academic units.

Harvard set a record with over 30,000 applicants for the 2010-11 school year and an acceptance rate of just 6.9%.

Harvard employs 2,100 non-medical faculty and over 10,000 medical school faculty. The school has 43 current and former faculty who are Nobel Prize winners.

Seven presidents of the United States - John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Theodore and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George W. Bush - were graduates of Harvard. The school has more than 320,000 living alumni.

Tuition for Harvard in the 2010-11 school year is $34,976. Additional fees, room and board make the total cost to attend $50,723.

Over half of all students receive some sort of financial aid.

Harvard reports both income and operating expenses of approximately $3.4 billion per year.

History

Harvard College was established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was named for its first benefactor, John Harvard of Charlestown, a young minister who, upon his death in 1638, left his library and half his estate to the new institution. Harvard's first scholarship fund was created in 1643 with a gift from Ann Radcliffe, Lady Mowlson.

Benefits and Perks

Harvard offers excellent benefits to employees including:

- Medical and dental insurance
- 12 sick days per year
- 15-20 paid vacation days per year
- 11.5 holidays per year and 3 personal days
- Public transportation discount

More details about benefits for employees can be found at this link.

Updated August 15, 2010

 

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