About Harvard University:

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education.



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 11 10 9 8 15 11 12 14 16 16 13 13
Engineering 13 13 13 15 14 12 13 12 18 24 26 29
Life Sciences 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Medicine 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Natural Sciences 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 1
Social Sciences 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 8 15 13 16 19 24 16 23 24
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 1
Chemical Engineering 203 163 201 172 198 198 206 228 181 195
Chemistry 6 6 6 9 14 17 18 23 24 26
Civil Engineering 78 87 79 70 83 100 111 142 156 118
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 1
Computer Science 4 5 5 6 7 9 8 17 33 48
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 1
Electrical Engineering 11 11 11 11 15 17 24 19 28 34
Environment / Ecology - 4 12 8 8 8 14 13 7 11
Geosciences 10 12 11 11 18 26 22 24 18 18
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 1
Materials Science 9 10 11 10 13 12 14 21 18 23
Mathematics 3 5 3 3 3 9 9 13 7 12
Mechanical Engineering 19 36 20 30 35 44 53 50 63 50
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 1
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 1
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 1
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Physics 8 8 8 7 7 3 3 3 3 9
Plant & Animal Science - 38 43 39 29 36 34 39 40 38
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 2
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 1
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 1