The 2019 Harvard Early Action stats are in and this year’s Early admission rate marked the lowest admission rate in recent years. In all, 5,919 students applied to be members of the Class of 2019 at Harvard University. Of those applicants, 16.5% were notified that they have earned admission to the university. The vast majority of the 5,919 applicants were neither admitted nor denied admission. Rather, they were deferred to the Regular Decision applicant pool. In fact, 4,292 students were deferred this Early cycle to Harvard. 541 students were outright denied admission, while 90 students submitted incomplete applications, and 19 others withdrew their candidacies.
As reported by “The Crimson” in an article on the 2019 Harvard Early Action statistics, “This year’s number of applicants signifies a roughly 26 percent increase from the 4,692 applicants who applied early last year. Early admissions rates for the classes of 2018, 2017, and 2016 were 21.1, 18.2, and 18.3 percent, respectively. Regular admissions was the only option for applicants to the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015…This year’s early admissions pool shows slight increases in the percentages of minority students. Of those admitted early to the Class of 2019, 22.7 percent are Asian American, 10.3 percent are African American, 11.4 percent are Latino, 1.2 percent are Native American, and .3 percent are Native Hawaiians, compared to 21, 9.9, 10.5, .9, and .2 percent figures, respectively, last year. Of the admitted students, 49.7 percent were women, compared to an overall admitted pool that was about 45 percent female last year.” So a significant increase in the number of females admitted Early Action — that’s interesting!
Curious to read more about the admissions stats for last year’s class at Harvard so you can compare and contrast? If so, check out our Ivy League Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2018.