Harvard University: Acceptance Rates & Statistics

Harvard Early Admissions

Harvard University accepted 747 or 7.41 percent of the 10,086 early applicants to the Class of 2025. The size of the early action pool increased by about 57 percent and the acceptance rate decreased by 6.5 percent. Last year, Harvard’s Early Action program admitted 895 students or 14 percent of the 6,424 early applicants to the Class of 2024.

Harvard Regular Decision Admissions

Harvard accepted 4.92 percent of applicants to its Class of 2024. This year, Harvard received a total of 40,248 applications compared to 43,330 for the Class of 2023. With 1,980 admitted students to the Class of 2024, the rate of admission increased from 4.50 to 4.92 percent for the combined SCEA and regular decision. In the early round, Harvard University received 6,424 applications and accepted 895, for an admit rate of 13.93%. The SCEA admit rate is substantially higher than the regular decision acceptance rate of below 3 percent.

Last year, Harvard accepted a record-low 4.50 percent of applicants to its Class of 2023. Harvard received a total of 43,330 applications compared to 42,749 for the Class of 2022 when the school admitted 1,962 students resulting in an overall admissions rate of 4.49 percent. With 1,950 admitted students to the Class of 2023, the rate of admission dropped to 4.50 percent for the combined SCEA and regular decision. In the early round, Harvard University received 6,958 applications and accepted 935, for an admit rate of 13.44 percent.

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