Every time I visit my brother, we of course walk around MIT but we also make a trip up Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard University. It’s fun to see the dramatic differences between the two campuses. One school is known for its mathematics and technology and the other for its liberal arts. One campus has classic architecture surrounded by lush greenery while the other features unique buildings by architects like Frank Gehry. They have their differences but also their similarities.
Harvard University was established in 1636 and consists of the Harvard Yard, where the majority of the freshmen dorms are located, and the outlining buildings surrounding the Yard around Cambridge and even across the Charles River. Sophomore, junior and senior undergraduates live in 12 residential Houses (think Harry Potter) like Mather House (Conan O’Brien), Dunster House (Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones), and Kirkland House (Mark Zuckerberg).
Harvard’s campus is beautiful with its red brick buildings and green quads, the quintessential East Coast college. In my opinion, Harvard is one of the most beautiful campuses in America. It’s the oldest college in the States which makes it an oldie but a goodie.