Applications to Harvard University Class of 2025

A record number of students applied to Harvard University this year. In all, over 57,000 students submitted Early Action or Regular Decision applications to Harvard’s Class of 2025, which represents a 42% increase from last year. To put this figure in historical perspective, 40,248 students applied to Harvard’s Class of … 

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Applications to Harvard Class of 2024

In total, 40,246 students applied for admission to Harvard University’s Class of 2024 through either Early Action or Regular Decision. This figure stood at 43,330 for the Class of 2023, 42,749 for the Class of 2022, and 39,506 for the Class of 2021. It wasn’t until two years ago when … 

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Applying to Harvard

Students applying to Harvard this coming year and in subsequent years might be frightened by a piece up on “Business Insider” by Abby Jackson entitled “Nearly 40,000 people applied to Harvard this year — experts say it’s harder than ever to get into elite schools.” But these students shouldn’t be … 

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Applications to Harvard

It’s fairly standard in highly selective college admissions to read that applications at a given university reached an all-time high and that it’s “more competitive than ever.” As regular readers of our college admissions blog, you know well by now that more applications does not necessarily mean that the pool … 

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Applicants to Harvard

If students get admitted to Harvard through Early Action, they go to Harvard. That’s all there is to it.