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9/11 Memorial
College

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Four years after the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ reinstatement on campus, the challenges of reuniting two long separated institutional and bureaucratic giants—Harvard University and the United States military—remain.

Medical School Applicants
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Applicants

Alumni make up an increasing proportion of medical school applicants as more students take time off before applying.

Class of 2019 Applications
Admissions

Class of 2019 Applications

A record 37,305 people applied for admission to Harvard College's Class of 2019.

Class of 2019 Applications
College

Record-High 37,305 Apply to Class of 2019

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 speculated that a new low-income student outreach program and news of a $125 million financial aid donation may have contributed to the 8.8 percent increase in applications.

Federal State Relations

Harvard Students’ Right to Read Admissions Records Confirmed

Matriculated Harvard undergraduates can request and view the notes and comments penned by admissions officers on their applications because of a 1974 Department of Education act.

Early Admissions Application Numbers
Admissions

Early Admissions Application Numbers

Admissions Rates 2004-2014
College

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.

Admissions Rates 2004-2014
Admissions

Admissions Rates 2004-2014

Early Admissions Class Profile
Admissions

Early Admissions Class Profile

Acceptance Letters
Race

Suit Alleges Race-Based Discrimination in Harvard Admissions Practices

The suit comes more than six months after Edward Blum, the director of POFR, launched a site seeking students who claim they were not admitted to Harvard because of their race to participate in a potential lawsuit.

Higher Education

College Collaborating To Create New Application Platform

The Harvard admissions office is in active discussions with peers about creating a new application platform.

The End of Race-Based Admissions
Race

Experts Debate Race-Based College Admissions

Two experts in educational inequality exchanged diverging opinions on race-based affirmative action in the college admissions process at a forum at GSE.

Financial Aid Office Dedication Plaque
Admissions

Financial Aid Office Dedication Plaque

A new plaque remembers the contribution and generosity of Kenneth C. Griffin '89 to undergraduate financial aid.

Griffin and Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Griffin and Fitzsimmons

Kenneth C. Griffin '89, left, and William R. Fitzsimmons '67 address the attendees on Thursday afternoon during the dedication of the Office of Financial Aid.

Griffin and Fitzsimmons
College Administration

Financial Aid Office Renamed for Griffin '89

Griffin, founder of Chicago-based investment firm Citadel, donated $150 million to the University in February. At least $125 million of the gift will go toward financial aid.

9/11 Memorial
College

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn
College

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton
College

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall