Harvard University Reports a Significant Increase in Black Students Accepted Early

Harvard University recently reported that it received 6,473 applications under its non-binding early action admissions plan. From this group the university accepted 938 students, or 14.5 percent of all those who applied. During the total admission cycle for students who enrolled in the fall of 2016, only 5.4 percent of all applicants were admitted to Harvard.

Among the 938 students who were accepted in the early action process this year, 12.6 percent are African Americans. This is up from 9.5 percent a year ago. Black students make up 11.3 percent of the current first-year class at Harvard.

Students accepted under Harvard’s early action admissions program have until May 1 to decide whether they want to enroll.

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