Harvard University Accepts Record Number of Black Students

Harvard University Accepts Record Number of Black Students

This is something to celebrate!

The class of 2018 at Harvard University has already broken records. The ivy league school has accepted a record-high percentage of black students.

According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 11.9% are black, the highest ever for the university. The journal estimates that nearly 170 black students will enter Harvard this fall. Overall, Harvard accepted only 2,023 students from a pool of 34,295 applicants.

The number one liberal arts college in the country (Williams College) also accepted a high percentage of black students. This year, the college has offered admission to 165 black students, which  account for 14.3% of all acceptances this year.

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Source: Black America Web |