Harvard Recorded Its Highest Admission Yield Since 1969


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(May 22, 2017) — Harvard College has reported an 80% yield on its latest Class of 2020. 80% of applicants chose to enroll at Harvard College, booking a record-high yield that was last achieved in 1969 with the Class of 1973. Harvard has also been on a roll, banking high yields for four straight years of admission.

The high yield is just one of many signs that Harvard is becoming the go-to university for many students. The university launched a series of programs designed to help students enroll and complete their studies, despite the many obstacles they may come across along the way.

A Remarkable Class

William R. Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, is happy about the latest achievement. He said that the Class of 2020 is a particularly remarkable batch, filled with potential students that will help shape the future.

“These students promise to be the kinds of citizens and citizen leaders who will make a critical difference to the nation and the world in the years ahead,” according to Fitzsimmons.

One of the reasons why Harvard can help so many students matriculate is the wide range of financial aids available for students. The university launched a $1.5 billion initiative in 2005 and has been showing a strong commitment to helping potential students get the education they need – despite their economic situations – these past years.

“Many families face extremely challenging economic circumstances today, and it is central to Harvard’s mission that our doors are open to excellent students from all economic backgrounds.”

An Even Bigger Class of 2021

Data regarding the Class of 2021 was also reported, citing an increase in the number of students who applied to Harvard. It is a significant jump, with the total number of accepted students now at 2,056 students. It is worth noting that Harvard received close to 40,000 applicants; this means the acceptance rate is lower than last year by 0.02%.

Harvard has one of the best mix of students from different backgrounds. A diverse learning environment can be very effective in helping students achieve more with their studies, which is why the diverse applicants and accepted students help strengthen the university’s core.

International Students and Distance Learning

Harvard is no stranger to distance learning programs and online courses. More students are actively choosing to pursue their undergraduate degrees online. Despite the growing trend, the latest admission report shows that Harvard accepted more than 11% of international students, proving that the conventional courses offered by the university are still attracting a lot of interest.

Harvard’s long history in education is one of the many reasons why the university is able to maintain high standards and success rates in acquiring students. A lot of graduates are proudly wearing custom Harvard class rings from Signitas.com: being a Harvard-graduate is a big deal.

These remarkable admission details signal more positive changes to come. Harvard continues to add programs and financial aids to help students enroll without having to worry about their economic background. These programs are working and they are assisting future leaders in getting their education.

2 Responses to "Harvard Recorded Its Highest Admission Yield Since 1969"

  1. eingriff   Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:32 PM

    More new little communists running around?

  2. Nancy   Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    It probably has a LOT to do with the fact that there are as many millennial aged students as there were boomers. Some 75MILLION of them.


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