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Moakley Courthouse
Admissions

Harvard Sues Insurer to Recoup Legal Fees After Admissions Lawsuit Exceeds $25 Million

After racking up more than $25 million in legal fees defending its admissions practices against anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions, Harvard filed suit against its excess insurance company Friday for allegedly refusing to cover legal fees in the ongoing SFFA case.

Harvard College Admissions Visitor Center Lawn
College

‘The Most Diverse Class in the History of Harvard’: Meet Five Students from the Class of 2025

The Class of 2025 admitted 1,968 students out of a record-high 57,435 applicants, marking the lowest admissions rate and the most diverse class in the College's history. Here are 5 students from the historic Class of 2025.

Agassiz House
College

Students Admitted Early to Class of 2025 React with Surprise, Elation

Early admits to Harvard College's Class of 2025 said they reacted with surprise and gratitude at receiving their acceptance letters.

Admissions Office
College

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.

Athletics Complex
College

Class of 2025 Athletic Recruits Say Potential Pandemic Postponements Won’t Faze Them

Despite the Ivy League’s decision to cancel fall sports, many athletic recruits committed to the Harvard College Class of 2025 say they stand by their choice.

Visitas
Admissions

‘A Great Initiative, But It’s Just Not the Same’: Class of 2024 Admits Weigh Pros and Cons of Virtual Visitas

Students admitted to the Harvard Class of 2024 said they saw both pros and cons to this year's "Virtual Visitas".

The COOP
Flyby Blog

Do's and Don'ts of Flexing Your Harvard Acceptance

While getting into Harvard is exciting, sharing the news can get you into sticky situations if you go about it in the wrong way.

A Conversation with Sruthi and Julia
Undergraduate Council

Harvard to Consider Potential Audit, Regulations of Student Comps

The College’s Committee on Student Life is considering an audit of “comp” processes, according to several attendees of the Feb. 14 committee meeting. Concerns voiced among members of the committee follow previous debate within the UC about the merits of comps.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Record 42,742 Apply to Harvard College

Harvard College received a record-breaking 42,742 applications for admission to the Class of 2022—setting a record for the fourth consecutive year.

College

With Gen Ed Transition in Flux, Upperclassmen Offer Mixed Reactions

For students currently attending the College, the gradual move to a new General Education program has been met with a range of reactions.

Student Life

Financial Aid Office Updates Shoestring Strategies App

Shoestring Strategies for Life @ Harvard now includes a centralized calendar and section on health and wellness in a bid to further support students once they matriculate.

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016
College

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016

Harvard Yard During Visitas
College

Record Number of Prospective Freshmen Attend Visitas

Decked out in red Harvard bags and toting maps, brochures, and programs, a record number of prospective freshmen descended on Harvard Yard over weekend for Visitas.

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

New SAT Infographic
College

Experts Put New SAT to the Test, Examining Changes and Implications

The new test comes during a time of national discussion on the accessibility, predictive ability, and consequent future of standardized testing in the college admissions process.

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