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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 2018

Students

Total

Applicants

34,295

Admitted

2,048

Matriculates

1,662

Yield

81.2%

Admitted from the waiting list

30

Geographical breakdown

 

New England

17.2%

Middle Atlantic

23.0%

South

17.3%

Midwest

8.3%

Central

2.0%

Mountain

3.5%

Pacific

17.5%

International

11.2%

Ethnicity

 

African American

12%

Asian American

20%

Hispanic or Latino

13%

Native American or Pacific Islander 

2%

Intended field of concentration

 

Humanities

13.7%   

Social Sciences

23.7%

Bio Sciences

22.3%

Physical Sciences

7.4%

Engineering

13.3%

Computer Science

4.5%

Math

6.7%

Undecided

8.3%

Average financial aid package for freshman scholarship holders, 2014-2015

 

Total budget

$64,000                     

Parents’ contribution

$12,150 (19%)

Student asset and summer work expectation

$1,250 (2%)

Harvard, federal and outside scholarships

$48,850 (76%)

Term-time work expectation

$1,750 (3%)