Harvard Under Scrutiny

Harvard University, an institution that has a $40.9 billion endowment as of a recent estimate (it has likely shrunk since this last estimate), is known to have the largest endowment of any university in all the world. But that’s not news. What is news is that Harvard recently qualified for … 

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Donations to Harvard

Is the current litigation against Harvard University hurting the school’s ability to attract donations? The answer is, at least for now, unknown. The federal trial has shined a lantern on how certain donors, namely major donors with strong ties to the university can positively impact the candidacies of their children … 

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The Return on the Harvard Endowment

Of all of the universities in the United States, there is no university with a larger endowment than Harvard University. With an over $37 billion endowment, it’s mighty hard for most schools, even the most elite schools in the land, to boast an endowment anywhere near the size of Harvard’s. … 

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College Endowment Size

Let’s talk about college endowment size, baby. Let’s talk about you and me. As our loyal readers know well, need-blind admissions is a lie — one perpetuated by colleges across America. In fact, need-blind admissions policies are touted in so many college brochures, at so many college information sessions, by so many … 

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The Endowment of Harvard

Harvard University raised more money last year than any university in America. In fact, Harvard raked in $1.19 billion in 2016 — the most the university has ever raised in a single year. Indeed, because of Stanford’s recent capital raising successes, it was the first time that Harvard raised the most … 

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Harvard Endowment

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about how a slate of candidates running for Harvard’s Board of Overseers (a group that includes multiple-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader) was running on a platform of free tuition for undergraduates. They’re also quite vocal about the discrimination that Asian American applicants face … 

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Largest Donation to Harvard

It was announced this week that the university with the largest endowment has received its largest donation to date. Yes, for any of those not in the know on college endowments, Harvard has the biggest one. By quite a few billion over its closest competitors: Yale, Princeton, and Stanford. Harvard’s endowment at … 

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