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Is Harvard a research university?

Hey all, I'm a high school junior and I'm trying to create a list of colleges that I'll be applying to next year. I'm interested in conducting research as an undergraduate student, and I was wondering if Harvard is considered a research university? For context, I'm planning on majoring in physics. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey there! Yes, Harvard is definitely considered a research university. It's one of the top research institutions in the world, especially in the field of physics. In fact, they have a wide range of research opportunities available for undergraduate students.

When my child was researching colleges, they found that Harvard not only offers cutting-edge research facilities but also connects students with world-renowned faculty members who are active in research. For instance, you could work with professors exploring topics like particle physics, cosmology, or condensed matter physics. The university often encourages undergraduates to join research projects, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and even potentially contribute to published papers.

However, remember that there are many other schools that also have fantastic physics programs and offer undergraduate research opportunities. Be sure to research a variety of institutions to find the best fit for you. Good luck with your college search and applications!

9 months ago

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