Harvard early admission acceptances up (again)

(Harvard Crimson)  By Brittany N. Ellis — The College admitted 938 early applicants to the Class of 2021 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of its 6,473 applicants for early admission and a five percent increase in early applicants compared to last year. This year’s acceptance rate for early applicants is the lowest since the the Admissions […]

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Harvard Admissions Officers Rarely Consider Applicants’ Social Media

(The Harvard Crimson) By Brittany N. Ellis — A Harvard student may have invented Facebook, but the Admissions Office remains skeptical of the value of reviewing social media profiles in applications to the College. Recently, articles in media outlets such as the New York Times and Forbes have speculated whether it can be advantageous to […]

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In Post-Trial Brief, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Defends Harvard’s Admissions Policy

Camille G. Caldera and Sahar M. Mohammadzadeh (Harvard Crimson) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process is “necessary to reap the educational benefits of diversity” in a document filed in federal court Wednesday. The filing — submitted months after a trial in the case […]

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An Inside Look at the Harvard Admissions Process

BY DELANO R. FRANKLIN AND MOLLY C. MCCAFFERTY, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS In the coming months, tens of thousands of Harvard hopefuls around the globe will grit their teeth, cross their fingers, and click “Submit” on applications to attend the world’s top-ranked university. The vast majority will fail. Harvard — the second-most selective four-year college in […]

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Harvard Agrees to Turn Over Records Amid Discrimination Inquiry

By Anemona Hartocollis (The New York Times).  Harvard University has agreed to turn over years of confidential applicant and student records to the United States Justice Department, which has opened an aggressive investigation into whether the university has systematically discriminated against Asian-American applicants, officials said Friday. It was the first time that Harvard had agreed […]

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