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 … 

Read More

Harvard Does Not Use Racial Quotas

In the coming weeks, we’re going to be highlighting some portions of the decision reached in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case as Judge Allison Burroughs’ 130-page decision abounds in interesting conclusions — and, frankly, fodder about the highly selective college admissions process. Today, we wanted to … 

Read More

Colleges Discriminate Based on Profiles

We have long argued on the pages of our college admissions blog and in the press that Asian Americans face unjust discrimination in the college admissions process. And we have been standing for years atop our soapbox in college admissions calling for change, calling for an end to Asian American … 

Read More

Harvard Wins

In a seminal decision in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case, Harvard University has been declared victorious. Today, a federal judge declared Harvard’s undergraduate admissions policies to be constitutional, thereby effectively denying plaintiff’s challenge that the school discriminates against Asian American applicants in its admissions process. The … 

Read More

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 … 

Read More

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 … 

Read More

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 … 

Read More

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’ … 

Read More

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 … 

Read More

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 … 

Read More