Earlier this evening, Harvard University admitted a record-low 4.5% of its Class of 2023 applicants. The 1,950 admits represent every US state as well as 89 foreign countries. The Mid Atlantic was the most represented region at 21.7% of all admits. Additionally, international students comprised 12.3% of the total admits.
Harvard currently expects over half its Class of 2023 to receive need-based grants. Thus, those families would only pay an average of roughly $12,000 per year. Furthermore, over 20% of the Class of 2023 is expected to have family incomes of less than $65,000. Not only will these students pay nothing, they will also receive a $2,000 start-up grant. This start-up grant helps ensure these students can take full advantage of their educational opportunities at Harvard.
The admitted applicants includes six veterans as well as 41 others who expressed an interest in ROTC. Marlyn McGrath, Harvard College’s Director of admissions noted, “More military veterans are enrolling in the College than at any time in recent decades.”