Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the oldest and one of the most prestigious private Ivy League research universities in the United States. Established in 1636 as Harvard College, it was named after its first benefactor, John Harvard. Originally focused on training Congregational clergy, Harvard gradually secularized and became a leading academic and cultural institution. Under President Charles William Eliot, it transformed into a modern research university with affiliated professional schools. The university comprises ten academic faculties, including Harvard Radcliffe Institute. With a $50.9 billion endowment, Harvard has a renowned academic library system. Its alumni include billionaires, U.S. presidents, Nobel laureates, and Olympic medalists.
Charles Follen McKim,Not a good student, he attended Harvard for a year and finally received an honorary degree in 1890.