Admissions Statistics

A Brief Profile of the Admitted Class of 2024

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

 

Students

Applicants

40,248

Admitted

2,015

Admitted from the waiting list

34

 

Geographical breakdown

New England

17.5%

Middle Atlantic

21.9%

South

19.8%

Midwest

9.7%

Central

2.2%

Mountain

3.1%

Pacific

13.7%

Territories

0.3%

International

11.8%

 

Ethnicity

African American

14.7%

Asian American

24.4%

Hispanic or Latino

12.7%

Native American

1.8%

Native Hawaiian

0.3%

 

Intended field of concentration

Humanities

14.8%

Social Sciences

26.0%

Biological Sciences

18.9%

Physical Sciences

7.7%

Engineering

10.6%

Computer Science

8.2%

Math

7.4%

Undecided

6.5%

 

Typical financial aid package for first-year scholarship holders, 2019-2020

Total budget

$74,600

Harvard, federal and outside scholarships

$58,400

Term-time work expectation

$1,950

Parents’ contribution

$12,700

Student asset and summer work expectation

$1,550

Please note: Financial aid packages for 19-20 are unusual due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Term-time work expectations were reduced and replaced with Harvard grant for all students who had a term-time work expectation, and many students also received extra emergency travel funding. Please also note that the student summer work expectation has been eliminated from financial aid packages starting in 2020-21.

 

A Brief Profile of the Admitted Class of 2023

Students

Applicants

43,330

Admitted

2,009

Matriculates

1,650

Yield

82.1%

Admitted from the waiting list

65

 

Geographical breakdown

New England

16.6%

Middle Atlantic

21.8%

South

19.6%

Midwest

9.9%

Central

2.0%

Mountain

2.8%

Pacific

14.3%

Territories

0.3%

International

12.8%

 

Ethnicity

African American

14.3%

Asian American

25.3%

Hispanic or Latino

12.2%

Native American

1.8%

Native Hawaiian

0.6%

 

Intended field of concentration

Humanities

15.7%

Social Sciences

24.5%

Biological Sciences

18.4%

Physical Sciences

7.4%

Engineering

12.3%

Computer Science

8.3%

Math

7.1%

Undecided

6.4%

 

Typical financial aid package for first-year scholarship holders, 2017-2018

Total budget

$72,300

Harvard, federal and outside scholarships

$56,550

Term-time work expectation

$2,150

Parents’ contribution

$12,450

Student asset and summer work expectation

$1,150