Harvard vs Cambridge
Harvard and Cambridge are two universities having exceptional position globally for the wide range of studies they offer and the quality of education being maintained by these institutions. Harvard University is a private Ivy League University which is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and was established in the year 1636. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and is the first corporation chartered in the country. The vast history, influence and wealth of Harvard have made it to act as one of the most prestigious universities across the globe. The university has its name on the name of its founder John Harvard.
University of Cambridge or Cambridge University is a public research university which is situated in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The university has a lengthy history and is the second oldest university situated in England and the English speaking world. The university is the seventh oldest university globally. Both the universities have earned a number of Nobel Prizes, educated people and have produced prominent scientists, philosophers and poets. Harvard made strong impact in the list of universities and got a top position but Cambridge was declared as the best university between these two.
Harvard University is being governed by two boards and the President of the Harvard University is the administrator of Harvard and is appointed by Harvard Corporation. The Cambridge University is a collegiate university which means that the university is made up of self-governing and independent colleges. Each of the colleges are being run with their own property and income sources. Harvard University has a staff of about 16000 people and a faculty that is responsible for the matters. Harvard University has a staff of about 2107 people and has around 21,125 students. Cambridge University on the other hand has a staff of about 5,846 people and has 18,396 students in its various Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs.
Harvard University is running about 15 different colleges which are producing students who excel in their fields. Apart from it, there are a number of research institutions being run by Harvard University. On the other hand, Cambridge is running 31 different institutions in competition with Harvard and is producing equally effective results from its highly trained students. The tuition fee of Cambridge for British and European Union undergraduates is about £3,290 on all courses for a year. The tuition fee at Harvard is about $33,696 for a complete year.
Cambridge has not taken the place of Harvard which was listed at the top university of the world since 2004. Cambridge is now well known for the research quality, Quality Studies, provision of information to higher education and the quality of education it is providing to its students. The Cambridge University has taken a great step forward in the citations per faculty measure which helps Cambridge get the top spot. Cambridge has also gained better QS rankings which are calculated by surveying the reputation of each institution among academics, employers, proportion of international students and staff which are all in great number at Cambridge University which help it take over Harvard University.