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Record 42,742 Apply to Harvard College

Harvard College received a record-breaking 42,742 applications for admission to the Class of 2022—setting a record for the fourth consecutive year.

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'A Second Freshman Year': Harvard’s Transfer Students

Though the University has various support systems in place, transfer students say that, often, it is up to them to fully integrate into life at the College.

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College Financial Aid Director Announces Retirement

​Sally C. Donahue, director of financial aid at the College and a senior admissions officer, will retire in August after more than 18 years in her position.

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Student Life

Experts Disagree on Motivation for DOJ Harvard Probe

As the DOJ probe into Harvard’s admissions practices stretches into at least its fifth month, experts disagree over whether the investigation is politically driven.

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The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is located at 86 Brattle Street.

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Top DOJ Official Likely Involved in Harvard Admissions Probe

Justice Dept. emails obtained by a civil rights group show that a high-level department official helped oversee the department’s probe into Harvard’s admissions practices.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2017

2017 saw tectonic changes—ranging from Harvard's decision to keep the College's controversial social life policy to its launch of a presidential search destined to chart the course for decades to come. The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined a tempestuous year.

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Admissions

College Admits 14.5 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2022

The College notified 964 students of their acceptance into the Class of 2022 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of the 6,630 applicants for early admission.

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Early Admissions Graph, 2017

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Student Life

From Homeschool to Harvard

Harvard’s homeschooled students say growing up outside of a traditional school system was an opportunity for them to be flexible and self-driven.

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Harvard Material?

Each month, Harvard receives approximately 200 requests from College students wishing to see their admissions files. But some say they're left with more questions than answers.

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Admissions

DOJ ‘Reviewing’ Harvard’s Offer of Access to Student Records

Seth P. Waxman ’73, a partner at the law firm representing Harvard, wrote in a letter to the Justice Department Friday that Harvard would provide redacted versions of “all of the documents sought” by the Department.

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Department of Justice Threatens Lawsuit Against Harvard in Admissions Probe

The Justice Department's investigation has stalled as Harvard has refused to turn over “a single document.”

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Harvard Aims to Boost Veteran Admissions in New Partnership

Harvard will partner with the non-profit Service to School to assist U.S. combat veterans applying to higher education, partnering with a dozen other universities in the initiative.

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