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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 2021

Students

Total

Applicants

39,506

Admitted

2,038

Matriculates

1,694

Yield

83.1%

Admitted from the waiting list

0

Geographical breakdown

 

New England

16.5%

Middle Atlantic

21.3%

South

18.7%

Midwest

10.1%

Central

1.7%

Mountain

3.3%

Pacific

15.6%

Territories

0.3%

International

12.4%

Ethnicity

 

African American

14.6%

Asian American

22.2%

Hispanic or Latino

11.6%

Native American or Pacific Islander 

2.5%

Intended field of concentration

 

Humanities

15.5%   

Social Sciences

26.5%

Biological Sciences

19.2%

Physical Sciences

6.9%

Engineering

12.0%

Computer Science

7.3%

Math

7.3%

Undecided

5.4%

Typical financial aid package for freshman scholarship holders, 2016-2017

 

Total budget

$66,950                  

Parents’ contribution

$12,000 

Student asset and summer work expectation

$1,150

Harvard, federal and outside scholarships

$52,050

Term-time work expectation

$1,750