It Was No Harder to Get Into Harvard in 2019 Than It Was in 2018

There are lots of misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process floating out there in the universe. A core objective of this college admissions blog is to debunk those misconceptions. One such misconception goes like this: It gets harder and harder to get into elite colleges each year. Suggesting … 

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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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Record Number Apply to Harvard’s Class of 2023

Back in December, we reported that Harvard received more Early Action applications than at any point in the school’s history. Just a couple of months later, we can now report that Harvard has received the most Regular Decision applications in the school’s history, too. So what a year it’s been … 

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Asian American Applicants to Harvard

Each and every year, we hear from Asian American students and their parents who hope to earn admission to Harvard. And each and every year, we work with students and help them earn admission to Harvard. But we don’t encourage all students to apply to Harvard. In many cases, students’ … 

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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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The Trade Secrets of Harvard’s Admissions Office

We’ve heard from some folks that they’ve been glued to the coverage of the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case in recent days, poring over every detail revealed in federal court about Harvard’s admissions practices. And we’ve been asked if we’ve been poring over this coverage too, riveted … 

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Why the Harvard Admissions Case Isn’t About Asian Americans

When one thinks of the African American civil rights movement, leaders like the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and Rosa Parks may come to mind. When one thinks of the gay rights movement, Harvey Milk may come to mind. But when one thinks of the Asian American … 

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Harvard Agrees To Release Admissions Records To DOJ

Harvard University had until today, December 1st, to turn over years of admissions documents, including confidential applicant files, to the United States Department of Justice. As our regular readers may remember, on November 21st, we predicted — with the help of our famously accurate crystal ball — that Harvard would … 

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Why the Department of Justice Chose to Investigate Harvard

Why did the United States Department of Justice, under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, choose to mount an investigation into the practice of Affirmative Action at Harvard University? We’ve heard this question asked several times over the last few weeks. Some folks are wondering: Why not Yale, Stanford, … 

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Affirmative Action at Harvard

As universities across America keep a watchful eye on the Trump administration’s interest in challenging the legality of Affirmative Action, there is no university facing more intense pressure than Harvard University. As we’ve previously reported on the pages of our college admissions blog, the United States Department of Justice, under … 

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