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An Sc.B. at Brown is a four-year program. Because Brown does not have a core curriculum and only concentration requirements, most engineering concentrators have enough room in their schedule to take a range of non-STEM classes and most would say that they have a liberal education after four years.
As a young program, not long ago Harvard was not yet accredited in engineering, and this accreditation process is by major.
I would not select Harvard for engineering. There are so many other colleges that are great engineering schools.
Harvard is not especially well known for engineering. That said, it is not worth worrying about until you are accepted.
Bottom line; I wouldn't rule out engineering at Harvard, although there is a school both down the street and down the river that would be better for engineering. I'd just keep my options open.