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HARVARD EARLY ADMISSIONS

Harvard accepted 964 or 14.5 percent of the 6,630 early applicants to the Class of 2022. The size of the early action pool increased by about 2.5 percent and the acceptance rate increased by 0.05 percent. Last year, Harvard’s Early Action program admitted 938 students or 14.5 percent of the 6,473 early applicants to the Class of 2021.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY EARLY ROUND ACCEPTANCE
Early Applications Accepted Total Early Applications Received Early Acceptance Rate Estimated Overall Enrollment % of Class Filled by Early Admissions
2022 964 6,630 14.54% 1,670 57.72%
2021 938 6,473 14.49% 1,700 55.18%
2020 918 6,173 14.87% 1,700 54.00%
2019 977 5,919 16.51% 1,700 45.41%
2018 992 4,692 21.14% 1,700 58.35%
2017 1,237 4,193 29.50%
2016 1,171 3,609 32.45%
2015 1,215 3,456 35.16%
2014 1,176 3,594 32.72%
2013 1,249 3,405 36.68%

HARVARD EARLY & REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

Harvard accepted a record-low 4.59 percent of applicants to its Class of 2022. This year, Harvard received a total of 42,749 applications compared to 39,506 for the Class of 2021 when the school admitted 2,056 students resulting in an overall admissions rate of 5.20 percent. With 1,962 admitted students to the Class of 2022, the rate of admission dropped to 4.59 percent for the combined SCEA and regular decision. In the early round, Harvard University received 6,630 applications and accepted 964, for an admit rate of 14.54 percent. The SCEA admit rate is substantially higher than the regular decision acceptance rate of below 3 percent.

The percentage of minority admits rose across racial groups relative to last year’s levels. A record 15.5 percent of admitted students are African American, up from last year’s 14.6 percent. Latino admits increased to 12.2 percent from last year’s 11.6 percent. Native American admits grew marginally this year to 2 percent, up from last year’s 1.9 percent. Asian American admits went up to a record 22.7 percent, compared to last year’s 22.2 percent.

Harvard’s acceptance rate of 4.59 percent was higher than the rate at Stanford, which admitted only 4.30 percent of applicants. Harvard’s percentage was lower, however, than those of its peers in the Ivy League.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2022 998 36,119 2.76%
2021 1,118 33,033 3.38%
2020 1,119 32,868 3.40%
2019 1,013 31,386 3.23%
2018 1,751 17,618 9.94%
2017 1,134 30,167 3.76%
2016 1,260 30,057 4.19%

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: EARLY & REGULAR DECISION
Early & Regular Decision Applications Accepted Early & Regular Decision Applications Received Early & Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2022 1,962 42,749 4.59%
2021 2,056 39,506 5.20%
2020 2,037 39,041 5.22%
2019 1,990 37,305 5.33%
2018 2,023 34,295 5.90%
2017 2,029 35,023 5.79%
2016 2,076 34,303 6.05%
2015 2,188 34,950 6.26%
2014 2,205 30,489 7.23%
2013 2,175 29,114 7.47%
2012 2,175 27,462 7.92%