In/At Harvard


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which preposition is correct "He studied at/in Harvard."

I have doubts after I saw these sentences in Wikipedia:

"Their daughter, Agata Passent, studied in Harvard."

"He was the youngest and most prominent of a remarkable experimental group of prodigies who studied at Harvard in 1909"

Maybe both are acceptable?

Thank you
  • Wiki probably has many contributors whose first language is not English. :)

    To indicate attendence/enrollment, we say one studies at a university.

    Yes, you're right :). Agata Passent is a Polish writer, a daughter of one of Poland's most famous lyricists, Agnieszka Osiecka.

    However, the sentence below is from a more reputable site -

    "Two years later, a position as computer on the “Nautical Almanac” brought him to Cambridge, Mass., where he studied in Harvard University till 1861..."

    I can't tell whether the header:
    Scientific Papers.
    The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.
    means that the selection was written during that time period. If it was, then perhaps "in Harvard" was accepted usage back then. :confused: It isn't now.