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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.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

Faust Visits Chicago for 'Your Harvard' Alumni Event

In her latest travel stop as part of the “Your Harvard” event series for the University's largest ever capital campaign, University President Drew G. Faust visited Chicago last week.

books
College

For Low-Income Students, the Cost of Books Can Be a Burden

Even at a school acknowledged to have one of the most generous financial aid programs in academia, students at Harvard still run into barriers created by costly course materials.

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 has speculated that the Admissions Office’s use of a new low-income student outreach program called Harvard College Connection may have contributed to a larger pool of applicants than in previous years.

Class of 2019 by the Numbers
College

Harvard Acceptance Rate Will Continue To Drop, Experts Say

According to admissions experts, the historic decline in admissions rates has been driven by students applying to larger numbers of colleges and increased university recruiting efforts.

Class of 2019 by the Numbers
College

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.

College

Total Cost To Attend College Will Surpass $60,000

The total cost of attendance will increase by 3.5 percent to $60,659 next year, continuing to surpass the national inflation rate.

UC Forum
College

Undergrads Stress Public Service and Accessibility at Faust Forum

Students voice concerns about public service funding, accessibility, and inclusive social spaces on campus at an open forum with University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Khurana.

College

Obama Unveils 'Student Aid Bill of Rights'

President Barack Obama announced several new initiatives to make higher education more affordable and to help students repay debts on Tuesday.

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.

Crime

Parent Pleads Guilty of Defrauding College of Financial Aid

Joseph N. Fonge and his wife Barbara E. Fonge reported false income figures to the University to defraud the College of financial aid funding for their child, who graduated from the College in 2013.

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.

Loeb House
Endowment

Riding Fundraising Wave, Harvard Posts Small Surplus

Harvard’s small surplus is a move into the black after recent years of deficits large and small. The progress was largely fueled by the first public year of fundraising for the Harvard Campaign.

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.

Shiyi Cheery About Education
College

Chinese 'Power Couple' Defends Harvard Donation

Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, who donated $15 million to the University last July, shared their views on education and philanthropy with hundreds of students on Wednesday.

Senior survey header
Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells
Seniors

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’