Applications to Harvard University rose 1.4% to a record of 43,330. International applications remained strong. Additionally, the application growth was strong in the South. Harvard also reported minority applications increased. Not surprisingly, applications from prospective computer science majors experienced the biggest jump in applications (11.6%). Social science majors had the second biggest jump at 5.1%.
Cost should not be a deterrent to those admitted. Harvard proudly touts its net cost is the same or less than “most public universities for 90 percent of American families.” Families with incomes up to $150,000 normally pay about 10% of their income in total fees. Furthermore, families with incomes north of $150,000 sometimes receive need-based aid.
In conclusion, we wish all the applicants the best of luck. You will receive your decisions on March 28. We know it seems like an awfully long time, but it’s less than five weeks away! Oh, and if admitted, you will be invited to Visitas, Harvard’s admitted student weekend. This year, it runs from April 27 to April 29.