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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.

Class of 2025 Admitted Students
Admissions

Students Admitted to Harvard’s Class of 2025 React with Shock, Relief

Shyanne A. Gardner was at the beach watching the sunset with her friends when 7 p.m. — the time for Harvard’s admissions decision release — finally arrived.

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College Administration

Investigating Harvard Admissions: The 1990 Education Department Inquiry

​As a lawsuit alleging discrimination in Harvard’s admissions practices remains delayed—awaiting a Supreme Court decision on the related affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—the College’s use of race as a factor in admissions decisions has once again come under scrutiny.

Student Life

Theater Concentration Courts Potential Concentrators

The professor who spearheaded the initiative to create the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration is turning his efforts to attracting both current students and admitted members of the Class of 2019.

Heartbroken Admissions Officers
Admissions

Heartbroken Admissions Officers

Admissions officers are often saddened by the the rejection letters their schools send out too.

Heartbroken Admissions Officers
Admissions

Applying Emotions to Applications

Here’s something you don’t usually hear in discussions about the increasingly competitive landscape of college and graduate school admissions: rejection letters don’t only sadden students. They have the same strong emotional impact on admissions committee members as well.

SAT 2.0
Admissions

What If You Had To Take The SAT Again?

Current Harvard students responded with a lack of concern when reflecting on how the newly announced SAT changes would have affected their test performance, had the College Board implemented them before they took the test.

SAT 2.0
Admissions

SAT 2.0

Harvard students said that they would probably score higher on the new version of the SAT.

Welcome 2018
Admissions

Congratulations, Harvard Class of 2018

Amidst the excited yells, the hugs and congratulations, you'll find yourself thinking about your life here at Harvard. Maybe you're looking forward to "pahking yah cah in Hahvahd Yahd" as you arrive to move in to your new home and meet all the other freshmen just like you. You'll all be curious, perhaps a little scared, but excited to be starting a new chapter of your life at such a beautiful, historic, and prestigious place.

Welcome 2018
Admissions

Welcome 2018

Congratulations, Harvard Class of 2018. We can't wait to meet you.

U.S. History for all?
Admissions

Changes to SAT May Put International Students at a Disadvantage

With its well intended changes, the SAT seems to have unconsciously alienated the international community of high school students who wish to pursue an education in the US.

U.S. History for all?
Admissions Voices

U.S. History for all?

To The Rescue
Admissions

To The Rescue

High school counselors play an integral role in students' college applications.

To The Rescue
Admissions

Life as a High School Counselor

They are our mentors, who guide us through the marathon of college applications. They are our friends, who do so much for us, from meeting with us again and again to sitting down together to edit essays. High school counselors play an integral role in every high school student's senior year. But what is it really like to be a high school college counselor?

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