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poolguy3511
07/28/2011

Harvard University 5

My friend went here and now he works with hollywood producers. No joke. Harvard is classsayyyyyyy yeah.

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neildhawan
05/27/2011

Harvard University 5

Harvard University Is One Of The Best University In United Kingdom. Actually I Have A lot Of Information About That University.Here I Started..!!

This is the one from the category of Top Universities.Harvard collage was established in 1636 with the vote of General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Firstly its named was found to be first benefactor, John Harvard of Charlestown.And then it was called Harvard College.It is An American ancient institute of learning.It was established before the independent of America.. Over 14,000 people work at Harvard, including more than 2,000 faculty.It Has 7000 faculty appointment in affiliate teaching hospital.

Harvard University

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elvano
02/18/2008

Harvard University 1

sprawled out. getting places requires crossing many multi-lane streets. needs greater sense of undergrad community.

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irishgit
10/09/2007

Harvard University 4

At a conservative estimate, on average a graduate degree from Harvard is worth approximately one to two million dollars in career earnings over a degree from any non-Ivy league college.

In general, degree's from Ivy league colleges have higher "career earnings" potential than other colleges.

This is not to say they are better degrees, or that all Harvard grads make more money than all Wake Forrest (for example) grads, but that is the average trend.

If you're getting an education with future dollar signs in your eyes, that probably counts for a lot.

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Loerke
10/09/2007

Harvard University 5

Though I haven't set foot in any Harvard classroom, I do live near it, and I can say a few things about the place. Harvard is one of those lucky institutions that will always be great, with at least three good unique qualities working in its favor: (1) it's the first university founded on the continent, with an unparalleled ability to license its brand name; (2) it's got a endowment (even if acquired through questionable means) that vastly dwarfs its closest rival; and (3) it has a pleasant semi-urban setting that Yale or Cornell or wherever can't lay claim to. Those factors all distinguish it from the other great American institutions, even though those institutions have comparable and in some cases superior faculty, and even though several of its graduate programs are perenially bad. The only intrinsic liability I can see is Harvard's obligations to its legacy students, which by some estimates runs to a 1/3 of its admitted undergrads: the grandchild of a Harvard alum has the deck massively stacked in his favor, over against the obviously brilliant Mexican public-school kid who posted another review here. I'm astonished that, with its endowment, Harvard can't just reject these obligations to alumni in the way that other elite institutions have; maybe the absence of respectable athletics (unlike, say, Stanford or Princeton) forces them to kiss alumni ass ... though on second thought you can't think of Harvard being forced to do anything. In conclusion: say what you will about snootiness, but this is one of the few places that is worth $150,000 to attend.

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donal1
12/25/2006

Harvard University 5

Harvard is fantastic. I was a student who grew up on the Mexican Border going to probably the worst public schools you could imagine from Nogales, Arizona to El Centro, California and was fortunate enough to get accepted to Harvard, Princeton and Yale. First of all, let me say that since I didn't attend those other colleges, I can't really comment on them except that I am sure they are great as well and since I graduated I have friends who had wonderful experiences at the other Ivy's as well as schools from Berkeley to Univ. of Virginia. That being said Harvard wasn't as snotty as I thought it would be, as I discovered other schools to be that catered to rich, underachieving students who were proud of their porsches at 18 and the frats they were in. Harvard accepts on merit, not money. I was given a full ride based on need (as all the Ivy's base their financial aid on). To the woman who said Harvard recruited her son, but he decided to stay close to home, all I have to say is that that sounds like BS to me- they don't recruit in that manner, unless he is an athlete, in which cases coaches get a few students they can target. I had a great time at Harvard event though I had a student job cleaning bathrooms as part of my financial aid package. I learned a lot, made life long friends and absolutely have gotten more respect in my field (which is not academically related at all) based on where I went to school. There are a lot of great schools, but to hear of one man's assertion that all people at Harvard checked their watches and make excuses rather than talking to him, that probably has a lot more to do with his personality than anything else. I am sure he was unlikeable in high school as well.

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darnelle
01/17/2006

Harvard University 1

1. Poor undergrad focus (2 grad students for every undergrad). 2. High rate of crime (higher than large city schools like Columbia, Penn and UChicago). 3. Faculty concerns with distinguished faculty leaving, particularly in the Afro American Studies dept. 4. Adminsitrative concerns. The President is operating under a (faculty vote of no confidence). 5. Grade inflation on a large scale.

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stubailey
01/05/2006

Harvard University 4

Harvard is Harvard, and a degree from there is a good thing. Like so many research universities, though, Harvard's emphasis as a university is on its graduate and professional programs, and undergrads are sometimes disappointed by the lack of quality instruction. Getting in is very hard, but getting the degree is easier, as a phenomenal percentage of Harvard undergrads make the Dean's List.

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whjuchicago
11/28/2005

Harvard University 5

Everyone knows Harvard is #1.

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CanadaSucks
09/02/2005

Harvard University 4

I attended a rival school of Harvard but have spent some time in good old Cambridge. . .I am fascinated by a few other reviews here. Yes, there is grade inflation at the undergraduate level. Yes, there is a level of pretentiousness. . .but I experienced more of that at the undergraduate level. Harvard graduate schools and students are pretty worthwhile- attitude or not. I think Harvard's strength is in the graduate schools, those undergrads kind of get in the way. . .

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Griffin
09/01/2005

Harvard University 1

No undergraduate focus. Grad students outnumber undergrads 2 to 1 and they get all the attention.

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GenghisTheHun
06/16/2005

Harvard University 5

I think John Harvard has slipped but not enough to lose a star.

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Enkidu
03/23/2005

Harvard University 2

Possibly the unfriendliest campus I have ever known. I was here for a bit to write part of my doctoral dissertation--and encountered nothing but rudeness, egotism and vile provincialism. Stop to talk to someone and they'll look at their watch and say they have to go. I hated being treated like a terrorist. I think Harvard is a cult.

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Jimmie
03/23/2005

Harvard University 2

Harvard may have a great reputation, but by all indications it is very overrated. A few years ago my son was recruited by Harvard. We visited Boston and the Harvard campus and were very unimpressed. At the convocation for prospective students and their parents, there was no one who could or would answer any questions. We were basically told that Harvard was a great and wonderful place and that's all you needed to know. My son decided on a close to home Southern university where he graduated with honors and made Phi Beta Kappa. If your child is interested in a highly selective university or college, he or she would do well to consider Chapel Hill (UNC), Duke, Vanderbilt or several other schools in the South. Consider also that in 2004 even The University of Alabama had more All-Academic Undergraduate Scholars than Harvard.

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Wavebacker
12/11/2004

Harvard University 5

If there's one school that is worth every dime you may spend on it to go there it's Harvard. The name and reputation that goes with being a Harvard alum is , as they say in the Mastercard commercials....Priceless. Harvard is considered the VERY BEST academic school in the nation and it's name and rep is known by even the ordinary guy on the street, working stiff who knows little to nothing about higher education. The network of alumni and the students you'll go to school with are also just the type of associates that you'd want to have as you move into the working, professional world. Get a degree from Harvard and you've already won half the battle. Simply the best !

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Mr.Political
11/13/2004

Harvard University 1

Extrondinarily overrated. Yale is thrity times better.

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rcane
09/18/2004

Harvard University 1

This previous comment is an example of what is wrong with Harvard. The fact that Harvard is an epitome of an ivy, or that it is old tells us nothing about quality. Someone should address real issues like grade inflation (how in the world does 80% of a school average As) and the fact that you get a 20K education for 50K.

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Sarissia
09/15/2004

Harvard University 5

Oldest College in the US, the epitome of an ivy league school

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buttebulldog
09/12/2004

Harvard University 1

I have had the misfortune of dealing with Harvard grads, their awful. I truly feel sorry for someone who is paying $40K a year only to gain a huge sense of entitlement. If you want a top Boston schooltry Tufts.

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kolet14
08/15/2004

Harvard University 5

People who have never been to Harvard as a student have no right to make such opinions about it. Before I went there, I too believed that Harvard people were snotty and rich, but they aren't. I have met some of the kindest, sweetest, most selfless people of my life at Harvard. People do gripe about it, but it's because they don't realize how lucky they all are to be there in the first place. Their perspectives are skewed, and all they can do is complain. I've had my share of miserable moments in just one year, but it's been a great experience so far. It may be expensive, but it's an investment--it's worth every penny. Besides, Harvard offers financial aid, the best of any of the 7 offers I got from other private schools. If you are poor, you can get full financial aid. Over 70% of Harvard students get aid, and they graduate with less debt than a lot of public school students. Larry Summers may be a pompous ass, but he's still a highly intelligent man. You should not base your opinion of Harvard on just one person. All of you who are whining and bitching about Harvard base it on stereotypes. Come see for yourself before you make ignorant comments. And by the way, George Bush graduated from Harvard Business School, not Harvard College. He went to Yale, where most of his intellectual character was formed. And we are not spoiled snot-nosed, rich brats. I come from an average public school, from a middle class family, and I represent many many many Harvard students.

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IvyLeaguer
04/27/2004

Harvard University 1

Quoting Thomas Jefferson: To stop where we are is to abandon our high hopes, and become suitors to Yale and Harvard for their secondary characters. Speaking of secondary characters, the intellectually-challenged Bush went there. Enough said.

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mgoazul
03/08/2004

Harvard University 1

Over-priced, overrated and NO Harvard UNDERGRAD has been elected President in nearly a half century. Grades too easy, scholarship by students in turn lacking, classes too large, a President who is close minded when it comes to celebrating diversity and causes, that sums up this university.

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OrganizedChaos 02
12/31/2003

Harvard University 1

I've been on campus at Harvard twice. Once in the summer time when there were no students, and once in the Spring when it was crawling with the young brainwashed tools of government propoganda. The campus is attractive and very historic, unfortunately the liberalism just permeates everywhere, and Harvard turns out nothing but Communists disguised as free-thinking Americans.

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kolby1973
09/10/2003

Harvard University 2

I think Harvard is highly overrated, and even if I was smart enough to get in this school, it would be my last choice. But that doesn't mean it hasn't turned out many good people. It is just the school that I get annoyed with.

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captking
07/17/2003

Harvard University 2

Of course Harvard is the most famous school in the country... The fact is that not a single one of my friends who went there enjoyed it. It is an ultracompetitve place, that leaves you with a bruised ego as Harvard grads spend their whole lives trying to live up to their potential

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holygrouse
07/01/2003

Harvard University 1

Come to Harvard, WHY you ask rather emphatically and sarcastically at the same time? (insert used-car salesman laugh here.) because it's not too late to gain that ever-so-hallowed scintila of pride, that comes with telling people, "I went to this college in boston, yeah, Harvard, I think it's called." as you gauge the envious reactions of your lowly,worthless, and bitter peers, for it is they who must return to the cold and unforgiving land of mediocrity. and reality, turns out. and that's not all!!!!! once you're finished paying of your loans, you can finally return to earth, and realize ever-so bitterly, that YOU WILL NEVER PAY OFF YOUR LOANS, YOU ARE NO LONGER CAPABLE OF EXPERIENCING HUMAN EMOTION, and NOBODY CARES THAT YOU WENT TO HARVARD. my advice, go to a state school, then a good grad school, get a JOB, and then LIVE day by day, experiencing joy in the humble form of a chocolate chip cookie, or an evening sunset, and then somberly await the day of your . because, in the end, life is short, and I would rather die than go to harvard. thank you.

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zippythemongoo se
05/05/2003

Harvard University 1

this place is a cesspool of vacuous neo-elitists. the vast majority of students have sold their souls (if they ever had any) to become a part of a horribly jejune intellectual culture. i'm a soph at the college and i am already looking forward to graduation. thanx bopityboobop and freakin_crazy for writing the only worthwhile comments so far… GG HARVARD, U SUCK

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greeneyedgirl
05/03/2003

Harvard University 5

Everybody's got a strong reaction to Harvard, whether or not they actually know anything about it. It's tempting to say things like "Harvard is a bastion of elitism" and "you can get a better education for cheaper at a state school" because that puts Harvard into an easy-to-define category of Snob School. (Note that some people who complain about Harvard are peeved because they wouldn't be able to get admitted. That's fine, as we're all resentful of groups we aren't invited to be part of. Just make sure you're aware of the bias there.) Don't hate anybody because they've gone to Harvard. On the other hand, don't start kissing their feet, for the love of God! That's even worse. Let them prove themselves; let them be people rather than Harvard graduates. Harvard is a collection of resources, first and foremost. Ask for a ham sandwich, and you get a pig and a loaf of bread; it's what you make of the books and minds surrounding you that determines whether or not you're getting a good education. You're in charge here. Enough with the Harvard-hating, enough with the Harvard worship. I'm an environmentalist, a writer, and a web designer... and I'm a Harvard undergrad, so I guess I know whereof I speak. I applied to Harvard as sort of a joke, and I very nearly went elsewhere just because I was a rebellious little thing and I didn't like the idea of succumbing to The Establishment. Well, The Establishment hasn't conquered me yet. I've got lovely, humble friends who I feel sure are going to change the world for the better, and I'm in an intellectual paradise where I can learn about anything I choose. That said, I've got friends who came here purely for the brand appeal, and they're miserable. Don't stay away "because it's Harvard"; don't come "because it's Harvard"; look carefully and decide for yourself.

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holyman
03/23/2003

Harvard University 4

Although one of the best university it has got such a high fees structure which makes it nearly impossible for all meritorious students to attend unless you want to burden you from overwhelming loans.

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michiko
02/19/2003

Harvard University 5

Nobody beats Harvard!!

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bjstrykker
01/03/2003

Harvard University 1

All these uppity schools are crap! Save your money and go to a good quality state school. Enjoy the blizzards, blue-blooded suckas. Lawrence Summers is a racist who doesn't support academic freedom. Cornel West left. Everyone else should follow suit.

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miklos1124
10/10/2002

Harvard University 1

You can get just as good of an education at a lot of other colleges for a much lower price.

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jedi-yoda
04/16/2002

Harvard University 1

A high concentration of people that you would never associate with. The only redeeming quality is that the school is close to Boston. Also just recently lost some of its really great professors to other schools.

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lamark_aa
02/25/2002

Harvard University 1

Full of braggarts

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samoht
01/04/2002

Harvard University 4

good school. both parents went there but really dorky

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Cardinal_05
12/28/2001

Harvard University 1

91% of the school graduates with honors? Can somebody please say grade inflation?

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Laxman
12/13/2001

Harvard University 5

Simply the best: the best students, the best faculty, the best facilities, the best education.

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dperry09
06/28/2001

Harvard University 5

If you got accepted to Harvard, why would you go anywhere else?

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Rusty
06/21/2001

Harvard University 3

One of the most tradition-laden institutions of higher learning in the country. Well-financed and supported by faculty, students, alumni, friends of alumni, etc. However, tradition and Ivy League notwithstanding, it seems to me that if you are willing to go over $100,000 into debt to attend an institution for undergraduate as well as graduate schooling, deal with enormous amounts of pressure and stress(self-induced and otherwise) to succeed, live in a very high-cost region of the country, get caught up in a paper chase of sorts just to hang a piece of hallowed parchment on your wall to brag to family and friends, "I went to Haaah-vuhd. Where did YOU go?" and then go to work at a job just to start paying off those obscene amounts of money you borrowed to attend there, then go for it. Just be sure you go to a college/university that will suit your temperament and your talent(s). Not everyone is Ivy-league material. There's no shame in that. As long as you are happy doing what you do in this world, then that's fine. This does NOT relieve you of your responsibility to be a productive member of society, and one of the first smart things anyone can do is to go to school---even if it means getting a GED or going to junior college. It shows society you are willing to learn more about yourself, your interests, and the world in which you live, as well as increasing your employment potential. Going to school is always a good thing, whether it is a trade/vocational school, a college/university, or even adult education classes. Harvard is held up to be this bastion of elitism, which it can be at times, but it has never failed in its mission to provide the best education money can buy. The institution is not the problem per se, but the undergrads and grads can be simultaneously holier-than-thou simply because they went to an Ivy League school. I have yet to meet a Harvard (under)grad who has not demonstrated a sense of entitlement. It's a very good academic school, but it's really not all it's cracked up to be.

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popprincess
06/02/2001

Harvard University 5

This school is great!!!!!

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phiznil
03/07/2001

Harvard University 2

Harvard is amazing -- for grad school. Harvard undergrads, though, are kind of just in the way...

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chumpsformonks
02/19/2001

Harvard University 1

Hah-vahd is the worst school simply designed for breeding intelligent, but inhumane individuals in our society today. Good luck running for President, guys! They still don't even let women in!

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stephanie_a78
02/16/2001

Harvard University 5

Best, brightest people in the world. The school offers the best opportunities.

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abichara
12/15/2000

Harvard University 5

Obviously, there is no better university in the world in terms of faculty and alumni networks than Harvard. The building are beautiful and Cambridge and Boston are nice college towns. Although like most Ivy League schools, the undergraduate education is lacking. You have to take many classes whose themes are, I am trying to be as diplomatic as possible, unique. You will end up becoming a Socialist because obviously the university is a hot-bed for left-wing thought. Nonetheless, there are some shining examples of conservatism in Harvard like Dr. Kissinger. If you go to Harvard, try to go there for the graduate education; the faculty is the top-of-the line in the grad schools.

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chingon
12/08/2000

Harvard University 1

Harvard can kiss my ...

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magellan
10/25/2000

Harvard University 5

A deserving #1, Harvard has the most powerful alumni network in the world, the largest alumni donations in the world, and the most recognized brand name in the world. With unparalleled resources, a diverse and talented student body, and a beautiful setting for academics - you would be a fool not to go to this school if you have the opportunity.

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kmme6888om
05/23/2000

Harvard University 3

Not a bad safety school if you can't get into Yale. From my grad experience, Harvard seems to exist strictly for the greater glory of Harvard, with students (and undergrads in particular) a distant afterthought.

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ncar5672om
04/05/2000

Harvard University 5

Best school in country hands down ! yes there is grade inflation yes the grad schools get more attention but it just does not matter -- if you go there you have a head start on everyone else in any chosen field -- it is the only univeristy that is known and respected everywhere in the world

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Ruby
03/25/2000

Harvard University 3

Boston's great; pretty campus; but the politics profs tend to be rampant socialists. Also the exmphasis on the grad schools mean undergrads get shafted. Princeton's far superior.

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vset3205du
02/28/2000

Harvard University 5

I think Harvard is the best basically because if you graduate from there, your degree is worth a lot in terms of grad school acceptance and future job placement.

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