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Admissions Statistics

Harvard Admitted Students Profile

Harvard welcomes students from across the country and all over the world, with diverse backgrounds and far-ranging talents and interests.

A Brief Profile of the Admitted Class of 2017

Students

Total

Applicants

35,023

Admitted

2,047

Matriculates

1,659

Yield

81.0%

Admitted from the waiting list

20

Geographical breakdown

New England

17.3%

Middle Atlantic

22.7%

South

16.8%

Midwest

8.7%

Central

2.3%

Mountain

3.2%

Pacific

17.9%

International

11.1%

Ethnicity

African American

11%

Asian American

20%

Hispanic or Latino

12%

Native American or Pacific Islander 

3%

Intended field of concentration

Humanities

17.7%   

Social Sciences

27.4%

Bio Sciences

23.1%

Physical Sciences

8.9%

Engineering

12.5%

Computer Science

2.7%

Math

7.0%

Undecided

0.7%

Average financial aid package for freshman scholarship holders, 2013-2014

Total budget

$61,450                     

Parents’ contribution

$11,750 (19%)

Student asset and summer work expectation

$1,600 (3%)

Harvard, federal and outside scholarships

$45,300 (74%)

Term-time work expectation

$2,800 (4%)