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The Class of 2025 admitted 1,968 students out of a record-high 57,435 applicants, marking the lowest admissions rate and the most diverse class in the College's history. Here are 5 students from the historic Class of 2025.
Early admits to Harvard College's Class of 2025 said they reacted with surprise and gratitude at receiving their acceptance letters.
Harvard College’s early action acceptance rate decreased to 7.4 percent as the number of total applicants hit a record high, marking the most competitive early admissions cycle in Harvard history.
Despite the Ivy League’s decision to cancel fall sports, many athletic recruits committed to the Harvard College Class of 2025 say they stand by their choice.
‘A Great Initiative, But It’s Just Not the Same’: Class of 2024 Admits Weigh Pros and Cons of Virtual Visitas
Students admitted to the Harvard Class of 2024 said they saw both pros and cons to this year's "Virtual Visitas".
The College’s Committee on Student Life is considering an audit of “comp” processes, according to several attendees of the Feb. 14 committee meeting. Concerns voiced among members of the committee follow previous debate within the UC about the merits of comps.
For students currently attending the College, the gradual move to a new General Education program has been met with a range of reactions.
Shoestring Strategies for Life @ Harvard now includes a centralized calendar and section on health and wellness in a bid to further support students once they matriculate.
Decked out in red Harvard bags and toting maps, brochures, and programs, a record number of prospective freshmen descended on Harvard Yard over weekend for Visitas.
The new test comes during a time of national discussion on the accessibility, predictive ability, and consequent future of standardized testing in the college admissions process.
The first administration of the revised SAT exam will take place this Saturday, and experts remain unsure as to whether students have been able to adequately prepare for the new test.
At a discussion hosted by several cultural student groups, undergraduates debated merits of affirmative action policies in college admissions amid widespread scrutiny of Harvard’s own admissions process.
Looking to provide free college admissions advice for students in the Midwest, the Harvard College Midwest Club has created an online college guide.
In the 27-page brief, Harvard urged the Court to continue permitting the consideration of race as a factor in college admissions processes, arguing that a diverse student body is “a compelling interest that justifies race-conscious admissions in higher education.”
Alex J. Pong ’16, a Chinese American student who is a president of Harvard’s Asian American Association, said the lawsuit represents another attack on affirmative action, “just using a different lens this time.”
Harvard will offer a new college application platform that positions itself as a more individualized alternative to the Common Application
Experts cautioned that Harvard—currently facing similar charges in a separate lawsuit challenging its use of affirmative action—is still not guaranteed a win.
The professor who spearheaded the initiative to create the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration is turning his efforts to attracting both current students and admitted members of the Class of 2019.