Which of these is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United State?
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 13,100 postgraduate students. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning. Its history, influence, wealth, and academic reputation have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Harvard's alumni include eight U.S. presidents, more than thirty foreign heads of state, 188 living billionaires, 364 Rhodes Scholars, and 252 Marshall Scholars.