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1.
See "Grade Inflation" Grade Inflation
"Dude, you got an A, too?"

"Yeah, duh, we go to Hahvahd!"
de yale 9 février 2005
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Princeton's nerdy, unathletic brother.
I was going to go to Princeton, but i'm fat and I'd rather not have fun in college, so I'll go to Harvard.
de J. 18 mars 2005
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One of the oldest universities in the United States - based in Cambridge/Boston, MA. Harvard is famous for having taught many prominent Americans, and is often considered to be the best, or one of the best, universities in the country.

Often criticized for its elitism, extreme focus on career vs. personal life, old-fashioned/strict approach to education, and creation of large, obnoxious egos. A great school with flaws.
The top student from my school was the only one who got into Harvard.
de CKFun 22 mai 2004
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1) An elitist university where one would go to waste "$150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late fees at the public library."

2) The home of athletes who make their opposition feel better about themselves and look especially talented by comparison.

"I just wasted 150,000 dollars last weekend in Vegas!"
"That sucks, but I went to Harvard and it took me four years."

or

Harvard just played hockey against Cornell.
de D H 7 mai 2006
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5.
the school that cornell destroys in hockey every year.
"We didn't go to Harvard. No we're not that cocky and they can't play hockey."
de CARNAN 18 novembre 2006
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A well-known mental health facility located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Harvard -- Where only 10% of residents seriously consider suicide a year!
de Treize K 25 avril 2009
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Harvard is perhaps the most prestigious University in the USA. The University was founded in 1636 in Cambridge Massachusetts, way before the USA became independent from Britain. The name came after John Harvard, a young minister, a graduate of Cambridge, England, who upon his death left library and estate to support the early time of University.

Before 20th century, European countries dominated the world and finest Universities such as Cambridge and Oxford were found in Europe.
However, because of World War I and II, European countries lost world power and the power shifted to the USA. Political and economic power shifts also made opportunity for American Universities to set the highest standards.

Harvard is like a huge cooperation or enterprise, investing in stocks, lands, not only investments in educations. Harvard's strong power is perhaps its prestigious name and also enormous financial power that could recruit the already established best star scholars in the world to be Harvard professors. Average assistant and associate professors are high standards in their levels. However, the presence of several, but not all, star professors at Harvard is making Harvard almost incomparable unique University.
In addition, Harvard-MIT, both located in Boston, perhaps two top Universities, have exchange programs that add more opportunities.
Learning from top professors naturally gives opportunities to students to stand in the front positions in the world in their fields.
You know, most of the star professors at Harvard are not necessarily graduates of these schools.
de ramunenakayama@hotmail.com 7 janvier 2008
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