Harvard College today accepted 747 students in the 2025 class from a pool of 10,086 who applied for early action. These students will join 349 others who have postponed their admission to the 2025 class this past summer. Last year, 895 of the 6,424 students who applied were selected.
“Today’s outstanding students come from every corner of the United States and the world and have an incredible array of talents and experience,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Assistance. “Given the high number of outstanding applicants to date, Harvard has adopted a conservative approach to admitting students in the early admissions process in order to ensure that applicants in the regular admissions cycle are properly reviewed.”
All students who have been delayed in the early admissions process will be considered again in the regular cycle of action. Regular decisions The applicants are scheduled to be admitted at the end of March.
Harvard’s generous financial assistance program was cited as a reason for applying to students and families at Zoom sessions. As has always been the case, many of the students admitted early that they have yet to submit complete financial assistance materials. Harvard’s financial assistance program—sponsored by the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI)—aims to make the College accessible to any student who is admitted. Approximately 55% of students receive need-based scholarships, paying an average of $12,200 per year. Twenty percent of families don’t pay anything and Harvard doesn’t require loans. International students receive the same financial support as domestic students.
So far, almost 17 per cent of the students admitted come from first-generation college backgrounds, compared to 10.1 per cent last year. In addition, 14.5 per cent are estimated to be eligible for federal Pell Grants for those demonstrating exceptional need this year, up from 8.9 per cent, and 21.7 per cent are eligible for HFAI, up from 15.6 per cent.
African Americans make up 16.6 percent of those admitted (12.7 percent last year), Asian Americans 23.4 percent (24 percent last year), Latinx 10.4 percent (11 percent last year and Native Americans and Native Hawaiians 1.3 percent last year (1.3 percent last year).
International citizens make up 12.2 per cent of the students admitted this year, compared to 9.6 per cent last year.
Students were notified of early action decisions by e-mail at 7 p.m. On the 17th of December. Those admitted are not obliged to attend and have until 1 May to make their final decision. At this time, Harvard is planning to maintain its current deferral policy for this cycle of admissions.
The deadline for the application for a regular decision is 11:59 p.m. East Time on Jan. 1.