Over 79 per cent of the 1,592 students admitted to the Class of 1963 have accepted admission, the highest percentage since World War II. This "unexpectedly large return" surpassed by four per cent the 75 per cent acceptance rate estimated by the Admissions Office earlier this spring.
David D. Henry '41, Director of Admissions, felt that the high ratio of acceptances "makes admission chances increasingly remote for students on the waiting list." It is not completely definite, however, whether or not the College will accept any students from this list.
The total number of acceptances by the June 1 deadline reached 1,213, an increase of 58 students from the Class of 1962. The increased number of admissions was made possible by the opening of Quincy House, which will permit Freshmen to use most of Wigglesworth.
Dean Bundy had set a "top" figure of 1,220 for admission to the new class, only seven above the current figure. All these students, except for 48 voluntary commuters, will be housed in College dormitories; there will be no forced commuters in the class.
Applications for the incoming class established another new record for the College, reaching a total of 4,350. Last year, slightly over 4,200 students applied, and of this number 1,487 were accepted. The Admissions Office, apparently expecting an acceptance rate close to 1962's 73.8 per cent, was caught unaware by the high rate in the Class of '63.
The new class, continuing the tradition of ever-rising aptitude, includes 57 Merit Scholars and 16 General Motors National Scholars.
Harvard Accepts 1360 To Form Class of '71The Class of 1971 came into being at precisely 12:01 this morning when the Admissions Committee mailed letters of acceptance
'Cliffe Applications Skyrocket to 2150Applicants for Radcliffe's class of '63 have about one chance in seven for getting into the College of their Choice.
One-to-One Rat RaceA N ARTICLE in Monday's Crimson noted that Stanford University, by eliminating a rule restricting its enrollment to a 60-40
Harvard Accepts One Out of Five To Fill Incoming Freshman ClassHarvard has admitted I370 candidates to the Class of I969, after considering the largest and most oppressive number of applications
PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPPLY HALF OF FRESHMAN CLASSPrivate schools and public high schools contributed almost equally to the membership of the present Freshman class, it was disclosed
'Cliffe Picks Only 346 Out of 2193 ApplicantsThe Radcliffe Admissions office mailed 2193 letters yesterday, but only 346 began with the welcome words: "The Committee on Admissions