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
Per Unz’s estimate, he had collected almost 300 signatures over a series of weeks—shipping petitions to alumni across the country—to earn a spot on the ballot for Harvard’s second highest governing body. He arrived in the Square to collect a few more signatures.
A group of five Harvard alumni are running for the Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing body, on an unconventional ticket: eliminate undergraduate tuition and make public how Harvard considers race in its admissions practices.
Leaders of FOP’s steering committee both past and present are candid about the struggles they face in addressing the dearth of diversity within the program, citing a score of both institutional and social barriers as obstacles of closing that gap.
While some students find the expectation that students work during term time a meaningful distraction and opportunity for learning, others describe it as a major burden that puts them at a disadvantage.
Harvard’s Graduate School of Design raised just about $7 million in its segment of the University’s ongoing capital campaign in the 13 months following the launch of its public phase in September of last year.
The price tag on a Harvard undergraduate education, when adjusted for inflation, increased by nearly one-third between 1998 and 2015, according to a recently released report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
While most schools begin the public phase of their fundraising efforts with half to two-thirds of the goal reached, Harvard Law School has an unusual head start to its campaign.
The University of Pennsylvania now calls its financial aid program “all-grant,” but Harvard still considers the “no-loan” branding integral to its own program.
Harvard will offer a new college application platform that positions itself as a more individualized alternative to the Common Application
The 12 new committee members—six elected “program marshals” and six marshals appointed to oversee the annual Senior Gift fund—are tasked with representing their classmates.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, talks about how to deal with the problem of college funding in the United States. "Most schools face no consequences for failing to serve their students or for wasting federal financial aid dollars," she said.
While fundraising for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has far exceeded its goal, some campaign priorities—such as House renewal and financial aid—lag, according to an internal August report on Faculty of Arts and Sciences campaign progress.
Harvard has raised more than $6 billion in gifts and pledges in its capital campaign, charging still closer to its public goal of $6.5 billion.
Applicants to colleges and universities will be able to apply for federal financial aid starting Oct. 1 next year.