Early Admissions


What Does Harvard’s Record-Low Admissions Rate Mean For the College — And For Higher Education?

A record-low admissions rate of 3.43 percent — the lowest in the College’s history — has raised questions among professors and educational consultants about the quality and accessibility of an education at Harvard and other increasingly selective institutions.


Harvard Admits 13.4 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2023

Harvard College invited 935 of 6,958 early applicants to join its Class of 2023 Thursday, marking a 13.4 percent acceptance rate and making the 2018 early cycle likely the most competitive in school history.


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.


Disbelief and Ecstasy Greet Admitted Students

​Catherine Wang, a senior at Lexington High School in Lexington, Mass., wasn’t expecting much to happen on March 30.


College Accepts 14.5 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2021

​The College admitted 938 early applicants to the Class of 2021 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of its 6,473 applicants for early admission and a five percent increase in early applicants compared to last year.


Record-Breaking 39,044 Apply for Class of 2020

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


College Accepts 14.8 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2020

While the size of the early action pool increased slightly—about 4.3 percent larger than last year—the acceptance rate fell 1.7 percent, with 918 students receiving offers of admission.


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