Record number of African Americans accepted to Harvard
Ivy League institutions are tough to get in. Typically, they only accept 5 to 10 percent of all students who apply.
But according to data reported by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Harvard has accepted a record high of African Americans into its school for this upcoming school year.
Harvard University accepted 2,023 students from its pool of 34,295 applicants for the Class of 2018. Of the accepted students, 11.9 percent are African Americans, a record for the university. Harvard typically receives a Black student yield of about 70 percent. Therefore, we can estimate that there will be about 165-170 Black students in this fall’s entering class.
Top-rated Massachusetts based Williams College accepted 165 African American students for admission. They make up 14.3 percent of all accepted students. Half of all students admitted to Williams are Black, Latino, Asian or American Indian.
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