Harvard University, the dream University of every Student is one of the top ten universities in the world. It is a private Ivy League research university in the most prestigious and famous Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was established in 1636. It’s rich and varied history, influence and wealth has placed it among the top ten universities of the world. Originally, it was established by the Massachusetts legislature and was christened as Harvard after its first benefactor, John Harvard. In America, it is the oldest institution for higher studies. It did not belong to any denomination, but it did train Unitarian and Congregationalist clergy. In eighteenth century, it got secularized and by nineteenth century, it had emerged as central cultural establishment midst the elite class of Boston. After the American civil war, President Charles W.Eliot who presided for a long tenure converted the university into a modern research university. When it merged with Radcliffe College, the undergraduate section of the varsity became co-educational. The varsity has eleven separate academic units and its campuses are spread out through the Boston metropolitan area. Its campus is spread out on two hundred and nine acres and this is just the size of the main campus. It is a large and residential varsity and the nominal cost of attendance is high but the wealth of varsity allows it to offer generous financial aid packages to the brilliant scholars who are financially weak. It hosts various arts, cultural, and scientific museums along with the Harvard Library.