The vast majority of students who are admitted to Harvard University choose to attend Harvard. We know, we know. What we’ve said isn’t exactly revelatory. But we’d also argue that stating highly selective colleges, like Harvard, don’t seek well-rounded students but instead seek singularly talented students isn’t revelatory either. And yet the vast majority of students who apply for admission to our nation’s elite schools nevertheless present themselves as well-rounded. So, as our loyal readers know, we’ll state the obvious sometimes if we feel it necessary. So what exactly was Harvard’s yield for the Class of 2023?
Harvard’s Yield for the Class of 2023 is Higher than the Class of 2022
Nearly 83% of students admitted to Harvard’s Class of 2023 have opted to matriculate. This same figure stood at 81.7% for Harvard’s Class of 2022. Those matriculating to this year’s class include “six veterans and 28 students who expressed an interest in ROTC” as reported by Stephanie Mitchell for The Harvard Gazette in a release entitled “Strong yield for the Class of 2023.” We love it when colleges single out America’s veterans and young people interested in serving our nation in uniform and we love that Harvard admitted so many students who have either already served or intend to serve in our nation’s military.
Harvard’s Plentiful Financial Aid Coffers
Harvard’s administration credits its financial aid program in the high percentage of students who chose to matriculate to its Class of 2023. As our loyal readers know, Harvard has the largest endowment of any university in the world so you can bet its financial aid coffers look like Scrooge McDuck’s money pit. As Mitchell writes, “Financial aid was a crucial consideration for a large segment of those enrolling in the Class of 2023. ‘Harvard’s financial aid program has continued to open the doors to low- and middle-income students,’ said Jake Kaufmann, Griffin Director of Financial Aid, noting that more than half of the entering class applied for financial aid; 20 percent qualified for the low-income portion of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative; more than 23.3 percent requested application fee waivers; and 14.5 percent are first-generation college students.” We love it as well when colleges like Harvard single out first-generation college students, a group deserving of a shout-out.
Congratulations to Harvard University on its yield which neared 83% for the Class of 2023!
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