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Justin C. Worland

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Harvard Accepts Record Low 6.2 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2015

Harvard College today offered admission to a record low 6.2 percent of the applicants to the class of 2015. This group of accepted students was selected from an application pool of nearly 35,000 students—more than applied in any previous year.


College Applications Increase Stress

This pressure has not only detracted from students’ high school experiences but has also impacted the broader educational environment even at young ages.


Experts Unsure of Harvard's Return to Early Action Admissions

Harvard’s decision to bring back early action has received mixed reviews from admissions experts.

Harvard Divinity School

WBC To Protest Service for Gomes

The Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest Harvard’s memorial service for the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes.

A Glimpse Inside Harvard Admissions

Inside the Harvard Admissions Process

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67 takes The Crimson on an exclusive inside look at the Harvard College admissions process.

A Glimpse Inside Harvard Admissions

A Glimpse Inside Harvard Admissions

Student Life

University Names Acting Minister

Wendel W. “Tad” Meyer was appointed acting Pusey Minister of Memorial Church while the search for a permanent appointee begins, the University announced yesterday. He will fill the position left open by the death of Reverend Peter J. Gomes last week.

Student Life

Community Reflects On Rev. Peter Gomes’ Legacy

A small group of students and faculty gathered to remember the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes at a tea in the basement of Memorial Church.


Service Honors Rev. Peter Gomes

The Harvard community filled Memorial Church last night in a service of compline to honor the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes.

Harvard Divinity School

Remembering Reverend Peter Gomes, Beloved Harvard Spiritual Leader

Reverend Peter J. Gomes, who passed away Monday, was one of Harvard's most beloved figures.


Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Minister in Memorial Church, Dies at Age 68

Reverend Peter J. Gomes died Monday evening after suffering a brain aneurysm and heart attack. He was 68.


Harvard Community Remembers Rev. Peter J. Gomes

The death of the Reverend Peter J. Gomes has sparked an outpouring of emotion from those who knew him both at Harvard and across the country. This post highlights statements issued today in memory of Gomes, who died yesterday following complications from a stroke.

College Administration

After Four Year Hiatus, Early Action Admissions Policy To Return to Harvard College This Fall

In a reversal of a bold policy that College administrators once touted as a boon for lower-income students, Harvard and Princeton University both announced yesterday that they will resume the early admissions program for students applying this fall.



The percentage of the freshman class that is yielded through early admissions differs across colleges. Princeton, U. Va., and Harvard all did away with their early admission programs in 2007 and will be resuming them for Fall of 2012.


UPDATE: Harvard Announces Return of Early Action Admissions Program

Harvard announced today that its non-binding early action admissions program will return this fall for the Class of 2016.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

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