Harvard Class of 2024 Early Action Statistics

Harvard University offered admission to 895 students this Early Action cycle, extending these young people an opportunity to be members of Harvard’s Class of 2024. These 895 students were admitted out of an applicant pool of 6,424 students. By our math, this marks an Early Action admission rate of about … 

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Harvard’s Recruitment of African American Applicants

Yesterday, we wrote about how all of our nation’s elite colleges market to students who don’t have a shot of earning admission (in addition to marketing to students who do have a shot of earning admission). And why? To increase their applications, to invariably lower their admission rates, and to … 

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After the Harvard Ruling

Recently, a federal judge ruled that Harvard’s admissions process passes constitutional muster. But that same judge, in her decision, made clear that just because it passes constitutional muster doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement — particularly with respect to addressing discrimination against Asian American applicants. In a piece today … 

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Harvard Does Not Intentionally Discriminate

One of the counts in which Harvard University was charged in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case was whether or not the school intentionally discriminated against Asian American applicants. While we have long been outspoken that Harvard, along with all highly selective colleges across America, discriminates against … 

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Student’s Rescinded Admission Has Nothing To Do With Conservatism

A core objective of our college admissions blog is to correct misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process — misconceptions perpetuated by the press, by school counselors, by private college counselors, and by the local bodega clerk. In a piece in National Review by Jamil Jivani entitled “How to … 

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The Merits of Affirmative Action

We came across a terrific editorial on the pages of The Harvard Crimson authored by the paper’s Editorial Board that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece, entitled “What Admission to Harvard Really Means,” shines a light on Harvard’s leading role in ushering in an era of diversity … 

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Harvard Class of 2023 Regular Decision Admissions Statistics

Harvard University sent out decisions this evening to applicants to its Class of 2023 for the Regular Decision round. The overall admit rate for Harvard’s Class of 2023 landed at 4.5%. This marks the lowest overall admit rate in the university’s storied history. The same figure stood at 4.6% for … 

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Transgender Harvard Applicant Alleges Discrimination

Harvard University just can’t seem to catch a break these days. The university finds itself on defense again as an an applicant to Harvard Business School and its Graduate School of Education has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts alleging the university discriminated against her in its admissions … 

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Harvard’s Admissions Officers Aren’t Bad People

We’re all a little bit racist. That’s right. We are all a little bit racist. Even you. We all operate with heuristics, mental roadmaps for how to process information quickly and efficiently. If you’re in a dark alley in a bad neighborhood and someone approaches you at a fast pace, … 

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The Fate of Harvard’s Admissions Practices

Will Harvard University be ordered to change its admissions practices? Will a victory for Students For Fair Admissions lead to a case before the United States Supreme Court in which the consideration of race in college admissions decision-making stands trial? Or will Harvard University soundly defeat SFFA and thereby have … 

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