Admissions

President Drew G. Faust at ROTC Airforce Signing Ceremony
Admissions

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.

Affirmative Action Discussion
On Campus

Affirmative Action Discussion

Visiting professor K. Sabeel Rahman discusses the affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard in Science Center C Wednesday night. In this discussion, students spoke about their experiences with the “model minority myth” and “imposter syndrome.”

Affirmative Action Discussion
Events

Students Examine Harvard's Affirmative Action Case

Dozens of students gathered Wednesday to discuss a lawsuit challenging Harvard’s affirmative action admissions policy and explore equity in education more broadly.

Admissions Office
Politics

Justice Department Actively Investigating Harvard Admissions

The Department of Justice’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request has suggested an active investigation into alleged discrimination in Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies.

GSAS's Dudley House
FAS

More Administrators Defend Michelle Jones Decision

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith added that the Marshall Project “says they’re just an independent media organization, but that’s not what it looks like to me.”

Smehmood
Scrutiny

Half the Battle: First-Generation Students at Harvard

First-generation students are navigating uncharted territory. As the first in their immediate families to pursue education at a four-year college or university, they have to surmount all the usual challenges of Harvard. But they face an additional hurdle: their parents can’t give them advice on surviving college.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Harvard Will Accept Fewer Students in Class of 2022

After an unusually large freshman class this year, Harvard College will accept fewer students into the Class of 2022 in hopes of admitting more students off the waitlist.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Following Harvard, More Law Schools Accepting GRE

Northwestern and Georgetown law schools have also begun accepting the GRE, a test typically used for non-professional graduate school admissions.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
Admissions

At Convocation, Faust Defends Race-Conscious Admissions

“We will continue to fervently defend our admissions processes, and the importance of diversity as essential to our educational philosophy,” Faust said.

Acceptance Letters
College

Justice Department Investigation Spurs Student Opposition

The Justice Department’s decision to investigate Harvard’s admissions practices for possible discrimination against Asian Americans has left some students feeling worried.

Admissions Office
College

Justice Department May Join Admissions Lawsuit Against Harvard, Experts Say

The Justice Department’s decision to reopen an investigation into Harvard’s admissions process may result in the government joining an existing lawsuit on the issue.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Race

Justice Department to Investigate Harvard's Admissions Process

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will investigate allegations that Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process, according to a department spokesperson.

College

Court Rejects Harvard's Dismissal of Admissions Lawsuit

A federal court rejected Harvard’s motion to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit accusing the College of race-based discrimination against Asian Americans in its admissions practices.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College Administration

Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for At Least Ten Students for Obscene Memes

Harvard rescinded admissions offers to at least ten prospective members of the Class of 2021 after the students traded explicit messages and memes in a Facebook group chat.

Harvard Law School admitted students weekend
Harvard Law School

Setting a Precedent

As it enters its third century, the Law School is judiciously reviewing some of its long-held practices.