New England is famous for many things: its history, its beauty, its culture, but perhaps most of all, its academia. New England is home to some of the most famous and prestigious colleges and universities in the world, and has long been thought of as the most intellectual and elite part of the United States when it comes to academia. If you’re looking for a place to challenge your mind, expand your horizons, and indulge your love of learning, New England is certainly the place to visit.
Harvard University is perhaps the most well-known university of them all. Established in 1636, Harvard boasts about 2,100 faculty members and more than 10,000 academic appointments in affiliated teaching hospitals. At the University itself, Harvard College is made up of about 6,700 undergraduate students and 14,500 professional students. Historic and famous Cambridge, Massachusetts is Harvard’s home, and every year new students excitedly travel from all over the United States and the world to attend the prestigious university.
Other well-known colleges in Massachusetts include Boston College, the Boston Conservatory, and the Berklee College of Music. All of these schools are famous for rigorous academics, curriculum, and training.
Of course, the other most famous and well-known university in New England is Yale University, located in beautiful New Haven, Connecticut. Yale’s roots can be traced back to the 1640s, when colonial clergymen led an effort to establish a college in New Haven to preserve the tradition of European liberal education in the New World. This vision was fulfilled in 1701, when the charter was granted for the school; 1718 the school was renamed “Yale College” in gratitude to the Welsh merchant Elihu Yale, who had donated heavily to the building and establishment of the university.
Connecticut is home to many other prestigious and well known universities as well, including St. Joseph College, the University of Connecticut (UCONN), and Wesleyan University. New Hampshire hosts famous and academically rigorous Dartmouth, as well as the Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts and the University of New Hampshire (UNH), as well as many others.