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Following Harvard Acceptance, Students and Families ‘Overcome With Emotion’

High school seniors across the country waited in anticipation for admissions results Thursday night. The Class of 2023 had a record-low acceptance rate of 4.5 percent, with just 1,950 of the 43,330 applicants receiving acceptances.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Harvard College Enrollment Fees Hit A Record High $69,607 for 2019-2020 School Year

The total cost of attending Harvard College — including tuition, fees, room, and board — will increase by 3 percent, to $69,607, for the 2019-2020 academic year, the College announced in a press release Thursday evening.

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Record-Low 4.5 Percent of Harvard College Applicants Accepted to Class of 2023

A record-low 4.5 percent of applicants to Harvard College received admissions offers to the Class of 2023, with 1,950 of 43,330 candidates securing places in the class.

Harvard Press Conference

Harvard Admissions Trial Ruling Will Determine Facts for Future Appeals, Experts Say

Attorneys for Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions had their last chance to present arguments in their ongoing battle over whether the College’s admissions processes discriminates against Asian-American applicants last week.

Admissions Trials Arguments

Harvard and SFFA Spar Over Discrimination Claims in Post-Trial Hearing

Lawyers representing Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions squared off in a post-trial hearing Wednesday, each summarizing points they had made over the course of a three-week trial that began in the United States District Court for Massachusetts in mid-October.

Linda J. Greenhouse '68

Pulitzer Prize Winner Linda Greenhouse Lectures on Supreme Court’s Role in Threatening Civil Society

Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard Law School lecturer Linda J. Greenhouse ’68 spoke to a packed room of University affiliates about the role of the Supreme Court in threatening civil society Wednesday evening.

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Public Filings Reveal SFFA Mostly Funded by Conservative Trusts Searle Freedom Trust and DonorsTrust

Anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions —  which alleges in an ongoing lawsuit that the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants — has historically garnered much of its funding from two two major conservative trusts, according to publicly available filings.

Admissions Lawyers at Lowell House

Harvard and SFFA File Another Round of Clashing Briefs in Admissions Lawsuit

Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions continued their argument about whether the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants in court filings submitted.

Harvard Press Conference

In Post-Trial Brief, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Defends Harvard’s Admissions Policy

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process is “necessary to reap the educational benefits of diversity” in a document filed in federal court Wednesday.

PE: Defend Diversity Raised Fists and Affirmative Action Sign

Harvard Admissions Goes to Trial

The admissions lawsuit that could shape the future of affirmative action escalated in 2018 as Harvard and plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions sparred over allegations of anti-Asian-American bias in the College’s admissions process.

Harvard Press Conference

Harvard, SFFA Spar Over Key Takeaways from Admissions Trial

Harvard and Students For Fair Admissions continued to spar over whether the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants in court documents filed Wednesday.

Askwith Forum

Graduate School of Education Forum Panel Talks Improving Childhood Education Outcomes

Thursday’s forum was part of the Harvard Education Redesign Lab 2018 Leadership Institute, an initiative born from a GSE meeting in June 2017 on developing leaders to improve children’s education outcomes.

Smith Campus Center

Association for Black Harvard Women Hosts Annual 'Road to Success' Conference

The conference, which has run every year for the past 16 years, aimed to facilitate pre-professional development and mentoring opportunities for black women on campus, according to organizers.

University Hall

FAS Seeks to Pilot New Course Evaluation System This Spring

FAS is seeking faculty in the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences to pilot the platform "Blue" in spring 2019.

UC Shopping Week Town Hall

Students Strategize to Defend Shopping Week Ahead of Admin-Led 'Listening Sessions'

Roughly 50 undergraduates gathered in Harvard Hall Tuesday evening to strategize ahead of a “listening session" with administrators about Shopping Week.