This week in college admissions news, affirmative action is back in action, the Common App is (still) struggling, and scandals abound!
Despite several Harvard initiatives to recruit high-achieving, low-income students, the College’s early action program tends to advantage applicants from higher income brackets in the short run, a trend that is expected to “continue to be the case for the foreseeable future,” Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 told The Crimson in an interview Tuesday.
After several schools delayed their early application deadlines in response to technical glitches on the Common Application website, Harvard’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has decided against changing the date.
This week on the News Round-Up, college tuition gets demystified, admissions officers tattletale, and experts offer tips for students and their parents.
This week, the Admissions Blog conducted interviews with students who applied early to several highly selective schools. Each of them had varying reasons for why they chose to apply early, and each had several insights to share.
In Harvard Yard, 14 percent are the 1 percent. In a Crimson survey of the Class of 2017, about 14 percent of incoming freshmen said they come from families with reported incomes above $500,000 a year, putting them among the top roughly 1 percent of earners in the United States.
Not everything about the Academic Index is as clear-cut as how it is calculated.
Increased application rates of highly selective schools and the fixed number of spots available have led to speculation that the recent decline in Harvard’s acceptance rate shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.
Harvard College accepted about 18 percent of early applicants to the Class of 2017 under its early admission program, the University announced Thursday. This year’s 895 early acceptances mark a 16 percent increase over the number of early admittances last year.
For his first two years of college, David H. A. LeBoeuf ’13 ate lunch in one dining hall and attended classes in just three academic buildings.
Applications for early admission to Harvard College’s class of 2017 numbered 4,856, marking a nearly 15 percent surge from last year’s figure, the University announced on Thursday.
Now high school students have a reason to rejoice as much as we are: The Harvard Admissions offices announced that ...
Some question whether by becoming too exclusive, Harvard and other ultra-selective colleges might eventually discourage qualified applicants from even bothering to apply.
Though the College's affirmative action policy has managed to endure thus far, this fall’s Supreme Court case—Fisher v. Texas—has Harvard worried.