A top, prestigious, Ivy League university. Its one of the greatest in the world and is very competitive to get into. Rory Gilmore and Paris Geller had both planned to study and attend this school. Harvard had been Rory's dream school since she was 4 years of age.
Paris' family have been attending Harvard for 10 generations yet she did not get in. Instead, she got into Princeton, Columbia and Yale University. Finally she chose to attend Yale where she became roommates with Rory for the entire duration.
Rory was accepted into Princeton, Yale and Harvard University. Instead, she chooses Yale. Rory and Lorelai go on a road trip to Harvard in 2.04 after Lorelai flees Stars Hollow when she calls off the wedding with Max.