The College’s Strong Admissions Yield
Nearly 77 percent of students enroll, disappointing those on the wait list.
harvard College announced today that nearly 77 percent of students offered admission to the class of 2015 accepted—up from 75.5 percent last year. Harvard reported in March that 2,158 applicants (out of 34,950) had been offered admission—a record-low rate of 6.2 percent. The yield for international applicants was a record 90.4 percent, meaning that citizens of countries other than the United States will make up nearly 12 percent of the class.
As a result, hopefuls on the Harvard waiting list are almost uniformly going to be disappointed; according to the College, as few as 10 to 15 wait-listed applicants will be offered admission.
As of today’s tally, the class will consist of 50.8 percent men; expressed concentration interests are led by fields in the social sciences (26.9 percent). Other areas of interest include life sciences (24.8 percent), engineering or computer science (12.6 percent), physical sciences (8.4 percent), and mathematics (7.6 percent). Humanities subjects are the preference of 18.4 percent of the entering class, and 1.4 percent registered as undecided.
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