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Harvard Class of ’18 Yield Remains 82 Percent

5.9.14


Harvard College announced today that nearly 82 percent of the 2,023 candidates offered admission to the class of 2018 had accepted—meaning that the waiting list will again go essentially untapped, with just 15 to 20 applicants ultimately admitted. The “yield” was 82 percent last year, and 81 percent the prior year: historically high figures, reflecting, in part, the reinstatement of early-action admissions. Typically, early-action applicants are thought to be very strongly inclined to attend the institution to which they apply; as reported last December, 992 applicants using the early-action deadline were offered admission to the class of 2018, likely filling well more than half the cohort expected to enter the College this coming August.

According to the news release, "The class will have a record number of African-Americans (177) and Latinos (185), as well as the second-largest number of Asian-Americans (351) in Harvard’s history."

Read the release here.

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