Here's what the oldest colleges in America used to look like — and what they look like today
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The history of higher education in America is older than the Declaration of Independence.

The oldest known college in the US that still exists today is Harvard University, which was founded in 1636.

Since Harvard's founding, thousands of other higher learning institutes have been established across the nation.

Here's a look back at Harvard's history and the histories of the other oldest colleges in America. 

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