Black Students Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

yesRecently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2020. Some of these institutions have become extremely selective, accepting between 5 and 10 percent of all applicants. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by race and ethnic group.

At Harvard University, 2,037 applicants were accepted from a record high pool of 39,041 students. Fourteen percent of all admitted students are African Americans. This is a record for Harvard. A year ago, African Americans were 12.1 percent of the students who were accepted for admission and 10.9 percent of those students who enrolled in the Class of 2019.

Tufts University in Massachusetts accepted 14 percent of all applicants, the lowest rate in its history. Tufts reports that 6 percent of all accepted students are African Americans and 9 percent of all accepted students self-identify as Black. The current first-year class at Tufts is 4.7 percent Black

Pomona College in Claremont, California, reports that domestic students of color make up more than one half of all admitted students. Some 12.4 percent of all admitted students are Black. A year ago Blacks were 11.6 percent of all admitted students but 14.5 percent of those students who enrolled.

Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, admitted 1,206 applicants to its Class of 2020. Of these 186, or 15.4 percent are Black. Last year, 16.8 percent of all admitted students were Black and Blacks made up 13.1 percent of the students who eventually enrolled.

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles admitted 8,920 students from an applicant pool of 54,100 students. Six percent of the admitted students are African Americans. In 2015, African Americans made up 8 percent of all students accepted for admission. Blacks are 7 percent of the current first-year class.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Placed on Accreditation Probation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education stated that the university fell short in meeting requirements in financial planning and budget processes and compliance with laws, regulations, and commission policies.

Two Black Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Penelope Andrews was appointed the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and Angela D. Dillard, the Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, was given the added duties of the inaugural vice provost for undergraduate education.

Tuskegee University Partners With Intel to Boost Black Presence in the Semiconductor Industry

Participating Tuskegee students will have a chance to gain hands-on skills in engineering design, semiconductor processing, and device fabrication technologies and an overall valuable experience working in the microelectronics cleanroom fabrication facility at Tuskegee University.

K.C. Mmeje Honored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Foundation

K.C. Mmeje is vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The NASPA Pillars of the Profession Award acknowledges remarkable individuals within the student affairs and higher education community who demonstrate exceptional contributions to both the profession and the organization.

Featured Jobs