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Statistics Show Summer Students of Diverse Nationality, Age, Schooling

By Renette Finley and Nancy Hoon

Two hundred nineteen students from 55 foreign countries have come to Harvard Summer School this year, according to statistics released yesterday by the Summer School. Down from the 1954 high of 9.9% of the student body, foreign students make up 7.6% of this year's official total of 2780.

As in recent years, Canadian students lead numerically. But also following trends of past years, the Far East is ahead in area totals with 72 students. Japan, next to Britain and Canada in numbers, contributes 16.

Three men students exceed the Biblical three score and ten, the oldest being 78. The oldest the weaker sex can claim is 66. One sixteen-year-old boy braved the academic rigors, but five boys and 17 girls are only a year older.

The number of regular Harvard students at Summer School this year is 374, against only 61 Radcliffe girls. Yale continues on its wistful way by sending 36 students, Dartmouth contributed 10, and Princeton only six.

More outside colleges, universities, and professional schools are represented than ever before. Two hundred twenty institutions, an increase of 25 since last year, have sent students.

Massachusetts is the state sending most students, as usual, with 1255. New York has 426 students. The Far West is represented by 45 California students, and Texas has 24 enrolled.

Almost 200 students are present from the Mid West. Ohio with 65 and Illinois with 57 lead the area.

The ratio of men to women students is four to three this year. Of the 2870 total number, there are 1640 males and 1230 females. The total, according to latest Summer School Office statistics, is an increase of 210 students since last year.

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