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Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

College Admits 14.5 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2022

The College notified 964 students of their acceptance into the Class of 2022 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of the 6,630 applicants for early admission.

Admissions Office
Admissions

Department of Justice Threatens Lawsuit Against Harvard in Admissions Probe

The Justice Department's investigation has stalled as Harvard has refused to turn over “a single document.”

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Financial Aid Spending Continues to Grow

Harvard awarded students a total of nearly $414 million in financial aid in fiscal year 2017, a roughly 4 percent increase from the previous year.

President Drew G. Faust at ROTC Airforce Signing Ceremony
Admissions

Harvard Aims to Boost Veteran Admissions in New Partnership

Harvard will partner with the non-profit Service to School to assist U.S. combat veterans applying to higher education, partnering with a dozen other universities in the initiative.

Affirmative Action Discussion
Events

Students Examine Harvard's Affirmative Action Case

Dozens of students gathered Wednesday to discuss a lawsuit challenging Harvard’s affirmative action admissions policy and explore equity in education more broadly.

Admissions Office
Politics

Justice Department Actively Investigating Harvard Admissions

The Department of Justice’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request has suggested an active investigation into alleged discrimination in Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Harvard Will Accept Fewer Students in Class of 2022

After an unusually large freshman class this year, Harvard College will accept fewer students into the Class of 2022 in hopes of admitting more students off the waitlist.

Mining for Silver
Summer Postcards 2017

Summer Postcard: Mining for Silver

Vegas might be the Entertainment Capital of the World, but northern Nevada deserves more credit for its subtle pleasures.

Mining for Silver
Summer Postcards 2017

Mining for Silver

College

Court Rejects Harvard's Dismissal of Admissions Lawsuit

A federal court rejected Harvard’s motion to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit accusing the College of race-based discrimination against Asian Americans in its admissions practices.

Boston Latin School
Admissions

Boston Latin Must Participate in Admissions Lawsuit, Court Rules

Boston Latin School will have to turn over documents relevant to an ongoing lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian American applicants after a court partially denied Boston Latin School’s request to stay out of the lawsuit Tuesday.

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

Record-High 84 Percent of Admitted Students Will Join Class of 2021

​Roughly 84 percent of students invited to join the Class of 2021 accepted their offer, a marked uptick from the Class of 2020’s 80 percent yield rate last year and the highest yield rate in decades.

Boston Latin School
Admissions

Three More Top High Schools Subpoenaed in Admissions Lawsuit

An anti-affirmative action group wrote that the schools were subpoenaed because they rank among the top high schools in the country, send a sizeable portion of their students to top universities, and enroll a large number of Asian American students.

Boston Latin School
College

Boston Latin School Subpoenaed in Admissions Lawsuit

Boston Latin School requested to stay out of the lawsuit, which accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian Americans in its admissions process.

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

2,056 Accepted to Harvard Class of 2021

​Harvard admitted 5.2 percent of applicants to the College’s Class of 2021 Thursday, accepting 2,056 students of its nearly 40,000 applicants.