Which prestigious United States’ university is older: Harvard or Yale? And how do these esteemed centres of learning compare in years of establishment to other venerated universities?

Answer: Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts was established in 1636 and chartered in 1650, nearly 65 years before Yale. England’s Oxford University can trace its origins to 1096. Cambridge University was established in 1209. France’s famous Sorbonne University in Paris began in 1253.

Source: General Historical Texts

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