Harvard Admits 9.3 Percent Overall
Harvard saw a slight decrease in the number of applicants
to its incoming class. 22,753 students applied, 77 fewer than
last year. Harvard saw a record number of applicants for the
incoming classes of 2008 and 2009, including a 15 percent
increase in applications last year.
2,109 of the applicants, or 9.3 percent, were admitted.
Harvard expects a yield of approximately 78 percent and is
aiming for an incoming class of 1,684.
A record 9.8 percent of the admits are Latino, compared to
8.2 percent last year. The percentage of African-Americans
admits remained constant at 10.5 percent. The percentage of
Asian-Americans rose to 17.7 percent, still a full percentage
point below the Class of 1998's mark.
A record 51.8 percent of admitted students are female, up
from 49.5 percent last year.
Harvard received approximately 4,000 applications for Early
Admission, five percent fewer than last year's 4,214
applications; the previous year saw 3,889 applications.
The early application pool is comprised of 50.6 percent
women. Harvard continues to see growth in application numbers
from minority students. Asian Americans applicants totaled
more than 23.2 percent, Latinos 5.7 percent, African Americans
5.2 percent, and Native Americans 0.8 percent.
Harvard accepted 800 students early, or 21 percent of
applicants. 2,828 were deferred, 149 were rejected, 79 had
incomplete applications, and 12 withdrew.