Established in 1636 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Harvard is named after John Harvard, who donated his library and half of his estate upon his death in 1638. The university began with nine students and a single professor, and now has over 20,000 degree candidates across undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Now in possession of over 5,000 acres of real estate, Harvard University is still based around its original location, including John Harvard's donated estate. Harvard is considered the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
Chinese instruction at Harvard began in 1921, with Japanese instruction beginning ten years later.
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