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What is the difference between Harvard College and Harvard University?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jan 25, 2020

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L. Brett, Sales Manager, MBA, Detroit

Answered Aug 29, 2019

Harvard University is one of the top universities in the world. It is the oldest university in the United States. This private Ivy League institution was founded in 1636, and it was called “New College” at the time. In 1639, it was renamed after John Harvard who left half of his Estate and his library for this great institution. Harvard College refers to the undergraduate division of Harvard University. ...Read More
 

F. Ray

F. Ray, Student, Kansas City

Answered Jul 04, 2019

No, Harvard University and Harvard College are not different and separate schools. Harvard University composes the several colleges that make up the whole university. Harvard College focuses on one major degree. Examples of a Harvard College are Harvard Medical School, Harvard, Summer School, and Harvard Law School. ...Read More
 

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