Harvard University announced that the number of Black students in its entering class this fall will be the largest in university history. A total of 177 Black students have accepted the university’s offer of admission to the Class of 2018.
Harvard typically enrolls about 1,600 first-year students. If this holds true, Blacks will make up about 11 percent of the entering class. Some 73 percent of all Black students accepted at Harvard decided to enroll. The university’s overall yield of 82 percent was the highest since 1969,
The Class of 2018 will be the most diverse in Harvard’s history. In addition to the record number of Black students, there is a record number of Latinos and the second largest number of Asian American students in university history.