Selective colleges and universities recently notified their applicants whether or not they were accepted into the Class of 2016.
Harvard University accepted only 5.9 percent of all students who applied for admission this year. Of the 2,032 students who were accepted for admission to Harvard, 10.2 percent are African Americans.
At Williams College, the top-rated liberal arts institution in western Massachusetts, 16.7 percent of all applicants were accepted for admission. Of the 1,182 students accepted for admission, 163 are African Americans. Thus, African Americans make up nearly 14 percent of all students accepted for admission at Williams.