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Harvard University

Harvard University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Established in 1636, it has a student population of approximately 21,000. Becoming one of those students isn’t easy, or cheap. For the 2010-2011 academic year, the total combined cost for tuition, room, board, and student-service fees at the New England Ivy League school came to more than $50,000.

Harvard alumni have gone on to succeed in a variety of fields, and many of them have become CEOs at major businesses. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, and former Pfizer CEO Jeff Kindler all attended the institution, along with Boeing CEO James McNerney and former Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone.

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