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As Acceptance Rates Fall, Some Ivy League Universities Stop Publicizing Admissions Data

As acceptance rates to the country’s most selective universities fall to all-time lows each year, more and more elite schools have stopped promoting key admissions data, including acceptance numbers and demographic breakdowns.

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Admissions

Who Gets Likely Letters?

Colleges send likely letters to prospective students to notify them they are likely to be admitted on the official decision release date. To receive one is rare: In the past, Harvard College has sent roughly 200 to recruited athletes and 100 to non-athletes.

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College Administration

As Tuition Rises 3%, Harvard College Raises Non-Contribution Threshold to Expand Financial Aid

Beginning with the Class of 2026, families with annual incomes under $75,000 will pay nothing to attend Harvard College — marking a $10,000 increase from the previous threshold — the College announced Thursday evening.

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College Expects 1,962 Freshmen This Fall As Record-High 85% of Admits Will Join Class of 2025

A record-high 85 percent of admits accepted their spots in Harvard College’s Class of 2025, meaning the College expects an unprecedented 1,962 freshmen to enroll this fall, it announced Sunday morning.

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What Does Harvard’s Record-Low Admissions Rate Mean For the College — And For Higher Education?

A record-low admissions rate of 3.43 percent — the lowest in the College’s history — has raised questions among professors and educational consultants about the quality and accessibility of an education at Harvard and other increasingly selective institutions.

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Admissions

Harvard College Accepts Record-Low 3.43% of Applicants to Class of 2025

Harvard College accepted 3.43 percent of applicants to the Class of 2025, marking the lowest admissions rate in College history in a year that saw a historic surge in applications.

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Harvard College Receives Record-High 57,000 Applications, Delays Admissions Release Date

More than 57,000 students applied for a spot in Harvard College’s Class of 2025, marking a record high and forcing the Admissions Office to push back its decision release date by roughly a week, the office announced Thursday.

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Harvard Admits Record Low 7.4% of Early Action Applicants to the Class of 2025

Harvard College’s early action acceptance rate decreased to 7.4 percent as the number of total applicants hit a record high, marking the most competitive early admissions cycle in Harvard history.

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Admissions Numbers Drop Analysis
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For Class of 2024, Smaller Applicant Pools Meant Less Competitive Admissions at Harvard, Peers

In light of shrinking undergraduate applicant pools, admissions to a majority of Ivy League schools were less competitive for the Class of 2024 than in recent years.

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College

College Sees Growth in Admitted Veterans, Admissions Dean Points to Recruitment

Harvard College admitted more veterans and ROTC candidates to the Class of 2024 than last year, which Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 attributes to both greater interest from applicants and the College’s own outreach efforts.

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Admissions

Harvard College Admits 4.92 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2024

Harvard College accepted 4.92 percent of applicants to the Class of 2024, representing a total 1,980 admitted students of the 40,248 who applied.

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College

40,246 Apply to the Class of 2024 As College Announces New Financial Aid Initiative

A total of 40,246 students applied to Harvard College’s Class of 2024, marking the lowest number of applications in three years.

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