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Lucerito L. Ortiz '10
Admissions

Lucerito L. Ortiz '10

Lucerito L. Ortiz '10 is the Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard University and co-director of the Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program (UMRP).

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

While enhanced recruiting efforts and financial aid initiatives in recent years have created the most diverse student body in the school’s history, Harvard’s geographic numbers are still unrepresentative of the United States as a whole.

Acceptance Letters
College

Admissions Lawsuit Plaintiff Pens Letters Blasting Record Purges

Edward Blum—the president of nonprofit membership group Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.—sent a letter Thursday to every Ivy League university president except for Harvard’s to object to deletions of student admission records.

Acceptance Letters
College

In Legal Filing, Harvard Denies Allegations of Race-Based Discrimination

Harvard has not filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Project on Fair Representation alleging race-based discrimination in its admissions process.

Studying in Quincy JCR
College

Bridging the Gap: The Transition to College Academics

Although Harvard admits student from around the world and offers generous financial aid to help them get here, some students who matriculate from under-resourced high schools struggle to find their footing once on campus.

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.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction