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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 2020

Students

Total

Applicants

39,041

Admitted

2,106

Matriculates

1,667

Yield

79.2%

Admitted from the waiting list

75

Geographical breakdown

 

New England

16.5%

Middle Atlantic

22.6%

South

17.9%

Midwest

8.9%

Central

2.1%

Mountain

3.5%

Pacific

16.8%

Territories

0.3%

International

11.4%

Ethnicity

 

African American

13.7%

Asian American

22.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.6%

Native American or Pacific Islander 

2.6%

Intended field of concentration

 

Humanities

16.9%   

Social Sciences

22.3%

Bio Sciences

18.8%

Physical Sciences

7.2%

Engineering

13.9%

Computer Science

7.0%

Math

7.5%

Undecided

6.4%

Average financial aid package for freshman scholarship holders, 2015-2016

 

Total budget

$64,300                  

Parents’ contribution

$12,200 (19%)

Student asset and summer work expectation

$1,200 (2%)

Harvard, federal and outside scholarships

$48,800 (76%)

Term-time work expectation

$2,100 (3%)