Quick Facts

  • We were founded in 1847 (as Lawrence Scientific School)
  • Our current Dean is Francis J. Doyle III
  • We have six undergraduate concentrations (Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering)
  • We offer a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy
  • We have over 145 participating faculty members (ladder and non-ladder), a number of whom have joint appointments (as of 1/1/17).
  • We have over 478 appointed researchers, including 169 postdoctoral fellows (as of 1/1/16).
  • Our faculty have research interests in a wide range of areas.
  • Our faculty have won awards including Harvard College Professorships, the MacArthur Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Nobel Prize, and more.
  • We have 943 undergraduate students and 441 graduate students (as of Fall 2016).
  • Our campus is located on the main Harvard University campus just north of historic Harvard Yard.
  • We are situated among the buildings housing the University's Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics departments.
  • We have nearly 410,000 square feet of interconnected labs, classrooms, clusters, and offices.
  • We have over 7,000 affiliated graduates.