Admissions Numbers

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Disbelief and Ecstasy Greet Admitted Students

​Catherine Wang, a senior at Lexington High School in Lexington, Mass., wasn’t expecting much to happen on March 30.

Asian American admissions graphic
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Asian American admissions graphic

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

Early Action Admissions 2020
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Early Action Admissions 2020

Early Action Admissions 2020
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College Accepts 14.8 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2020

While the size of the early action pool increased slightly—about 4.3 percent larger than last year—the acceptance rate fell 1.7 percent, with 918 students receiving offers of admission.

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Harvard Tuition Jumped 31 Percent Since 1998, Report Says

The price tag on a Harvard undergraduate education, when adjusted for inflation, increased by nearly one-third between 1998 and 2015, according to a recently released report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
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Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 has speculated that the Admissions Office’s use of a new low-income student outreach program called Harvard College Connection may have contributed to a larger pool of applicants than in previous years.

Class of 2019 by the Numbers
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Harvard Acceptance Rate Will Continue To Drop, Experts Say

According to admissions experts, the historic decline in admissions rates has been driven by students applying to larger numbers of colleges and increased university recruiting efforts.

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions
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Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67 discusses admissions statistics for the Class of 2019. “It’s one of the best days of the year,” Fitzsimmons said. “I think it’s a sad day as well, because during the admissions process we came to know some very good people who unfortunately did not get in.”

Admissions Rates 2004-2014
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College Admits 16.5 Percent of Early Applicants for Class of 2019

This year's acceptance rate marks the lowest in the past six early admissions cycles.

Early Admissions Class Profile
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Early Admissions Class Profile

Undermatching
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Undermatching

Low-income students with high academic standing believed to be prepared for selective colleges, but rarely apply to attend.

Undermatching
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Is Undermatching Overvalued?

It’s a fact that students in the lowest income quartile constitute less than 4% of enrollment at the nation’s most selective institutions. Among the many possible explanations, one of the most-talked about reasons is the theory of undermatching.

All About The Numbers
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All About The Numbers

College admissions numbers this year reveal interesting trends in Ivy League acceptance rates.

All About The Numbers
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Admissions 2014: By The Numbers

Yesterday at 5 p.m., the fates of many high school seniors were altered as top U.S. colleges released their Regular Decision results. But what do the numbers tell us?