Early Admissions

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Disbelief and Ecstasy Greet Admitted Students

​Catherine Wang, a senior at Lexington High School in Lexington, Mass., wasn’t expecting much to happen on March 30.

Dean Fitzsimmons
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Dean Fitzsimmons

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

College Accepts 14.5 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2021

​The College admitted 938 early applicants to the Class of 2021 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of its 6,473 applicants for early admission and a five percent increase in early applicants compared to last year.

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

College Administration

Record-Breaking 39,044 Apply for Class of 2020

Harvard College received 39,044 applications for admission to its Class of 2020—setting a new record for admissions the second year in a row and surpassing last year’s 37,305 total applications

Early Action Admissions 2020
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Early Action Admissions 2020

Early Action Admissions 2020
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College Accepts 14.8 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2020

While the size of the early action pool increased slightly—about 4.3 percent larger than last year—the acceptance rate fell 1.7 percent, with 918 students receiving offers of admission.

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions
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Fitzsimmons Voices Concerns About Common App Alternative

Admissions experts and Harvard officials alike are skeptical that the new portal will actually make higher education more accessible to under-resourced students, as the group claims.

College

Yield Remains Steady at 81 Percent for Class of 2019

About 81 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2019 plan to matriculate, which is about even with the rates of the past two years.

Class of 2019 by the Numbers
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Harvard Accepts Record-Low 5.3 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2019

The University accepted a total 1,990 students out of 37,305 applicants, and 2.8 percent of regular applicants.

Class of 2019 Applications
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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.

Admissions Rates 2004-2014
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Admissions Rates 2004-2014

Early Admissions Class Profile
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Early Admissions Class Profile

Acceptance Letters
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Freshman Survey Part II: The Gilded Envelope

Part II of The Crimson's annual freshman survey dives into the high school backgrounds, financial status, and college decision-making process of the Class of 2018.

Early Admissions By the Numbers
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Early Admissions By the Numbers