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With world-class faculty, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a diverse group of talented students, Harvard is more than just a place to get an education.

At home at Harvard

Meet some of the students and faculty members who are studying, researching, and teaching at Harvard.

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Meet the students

Samantha Maltais

Samantha Maltais, the first member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to enroll at Harvard Law School, is planning a future focused on Indigenous rights and environmental justice.

Meet Samantha

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Meet the faculty

Isaac Chiu

Associate Professor of Immunology Isaac Chiu is working to repurpose anthrax into a potent pain blocker that could someday serve as an alternative to opioids.

Meet Isaac

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Meet the students and faculty

Simar Singh Bajaj and Fatima Cody Stanford

Harvard College student Simar Singh Bajaj collaborated with his mentor, Assistant Professor Fatima Cody Stanford, on a recent paper about Black women in medicine.

Meet the pair

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Meet the faculty

Jeffrey Wilson

In his “Why Shakespeare?” class, Jeffrey Wilson asks students to find aspects of their lives or timely circumstances in the works to help them engage with the stories.

Meet Jeffrey

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Meet the students

Miriam Miyagi

Graduate student Miriam Miyagi, who studies organismic and evolutionary biology, highlights the importance of inclusive language in the sciences as part of the ongoing fight for transgender rights.

Meet Miriam

Harvard at a glance

Those who are part of the Harvard community join nearly four centuries of students and scholars in the pursuit of truth, knowledge, and a better world.

Learn more about our history

  • 1636

    the year Harvard was founded

  • 5,212

    Harvard College students in the 2020-2021 academic year

  • $173 million

    institutional need-based grant aid provided to Harvard College students

  • 13,616

    graduate students in the 2020-2021 academic year

  • 16,448

    Harvard Extension School students in the 2020-2021 academic year

  • 400,000+

    alumni worldwide

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