Harvard College Admissions Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent
Harvard College today announced that 2,158 students, from among 34,950 applicants, had been offered admission to the class of 2015, entering this August. The admission rate, slightly under 6.2 percent, fell from 6.9 percent last year, driven by a nearly 15 percent increase in the number of applicants (from 30,489 last year). Students have until May 1 to indicate their acceptance or rejection of the offer of admission; the visiting period for the accepted applicants, recently renamed "Visitas," this year falls on the weekend of April 16-18.
Reported admissions rates at other institutions included 6.9 percent at Columbia, 7.1 percent at Stanford, 7.4 percent at Yale, 8.4 percent at Princeton, and 9.6 percent at MIT—all lower than in the prior year.