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 3.43 percent of applicants to its Class of 2025. This year, Harvard received a total of 57,435 applications compared to 40,248 for the Class of 2024. With 1,968 admitted students to the Class of 2025, the rate of admission decreased from 4.92 percent to just 3.43 percent for the combined SCEA and regular decision. In the early round, Harvard University received 10,086 applications and accepted 747 for an admit rate of 7.41 percent, down from 13.93 percent the previous year. Harvard’s SCEA admit rate (the early round only) is substantially higher than the regular decision acceptance rate of 2.58 percent. Last 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. Also, for the Class of 2024’s early round, Harvard University received 6,424 applications and accepted 865 for an admit rate of 13.93 percent. 

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