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Harvard accepted 935 or 13.44 percent of the 6,958 early applicants to the Class of 2023. The size of the early action pool increased by 328 students and the acceptance rate decreased by 1.10 percent. Last year, Harvard’s Early Action program admitted 964 students or 14.54 percent of the 6,630 early applicants to the Class of 2022.


Harvard accepted a record-low 4.50 percent of applicants to its Class of 2023. This year, 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. SCEA admit rate is substantially higher than the regular decision acceptance rate of below 3 percent. The percentage of Asian-American admits increased to 25.4 percent, from 22.7 percent last year — the first time a non-white racial demographic has exceeded one quarter of the admitted class. The percentage of Latino admits increased to 12.4 percent from last year’s 12.2 percent while the percentage of Native American and Native Hawaiian admits increased to 2.6 percent, up from last year’s 2.4 percent. The percentages of African-American admits and first-generation college students decreased by 0.7 and 0.9 percentage points, respectively. The admitted class is 14.8 percent African American and 16.4 percent of the admits will be the first in their families to attend college.

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