The mascot for Harvard University, as of 2014, is the pilgrim John Harvard. John Harvard was the first benefactor of the university. Harvard University's school color is crimson, which is also the name of its athletic teams.Know More
Harvard University was founded in 1636, and it is the oldest university in the United States. Two years later, John Harvard left half his estate to the school. A statue of John Harvard stands in Harvard Yard.
In 1875, crimson won the popular vote of students as the representative color of Harvard, officially becoming the school color in 1910. As of 2014, Harvard University has 12 schools that grant degrees and over 20,000 students.Learn more about Colleges & Universities
One example of a university that uses the Spartan mascot is Michigan State University. The nickname the "Spartans" was first given to the school in 1926 by a reporter from Lansing. The mascot, "Sparty," became the first Big Ten mascot to win the Universal Cheer Association's mascot competition, in 2004.Full Answer >
Purdue University's mascot is not an owl, but a Victorian-style locomotive known as the Boilermaker Special. OWL is an acronym that refers to Purdue’s free Online Writing Lab for grammar and writing mechanics.Full Answer >
Only 5.9 percent of applicants were accepted into Harvard in 2014. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must show that they are original and interesting, aside from having great GPA scores and high school advanced placement courses.Full Answer >
Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest university in the United States. Voted into existence by the Massachusetts Bay Colony court, the university had only nine students in its first graduating class who were all studying for the same degree.Full Answer >