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Michelle N. Amponsah

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Leaving Legacy Behind

With the Supreme Court widely expected to strike down race-conscious admissions this summer, another Harvard College admissions practice — legacy and donor preferences — could be collateral damage.

Admissions Numbers Drop Analysis

84% of Admits Accept Spots in Harvard College Class of 2027

Roughly 84 percent of admitted students have accepted their place in the College’s Class of 2027, Harvard announced in a press release Friday.

Student Life

Despite ‘Gloomy’ Weather, Harvard College Admits Enjoy Visitas 2023

Newly admitted students did not let rain showers dampen their spirits for Harvard College’s Visitas weekend.

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How the ‘Harvard Plan’ Shaped College Admissions and Campus Diversity

The “Harvard Plan” represented the University’s largest formal push to increase campus diversity, though students and activists had advocated for change for years prior. With affirmative action and the Harvard Plan in jeopardy, alumni, legal scholars, and administrators reflected on the push for campus diversity and how it changed the College’s student body.

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‘Best Day of My Life’: Harvard College Class of 2027 Admits Celebrate Acceptances

On March 31, 1,220 applicants to Harvard College opened their admissions portals to confetti and the word “Congratulations!” — an official welcome to the Class of 2027.

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For Second Year in a Row, Harvard College Expands Financial Aid as Cost of Attendance Rises 3.5 Percent

Harvard College plans to increase tuition and expand financial aid for the 2023-24 academic year, raising the threshold for cost-free attendance to $85,000 a year, according to a press release Thursday.


Harvard College Accepts 3.41% of Applicants to Class of 2027

Harvard College admitted 3.41 percent of applicants to the Class of 2027, marking the second-lowest admissions rate in the College’s history.

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‘Ghosted’: Clients, Mentors Seek Money and Answers from Harvard Dropout’s College Admissions Startup

Clients and former admissions mentors are still seeking refunds, compensation, and answers more than six months after the acquisition of college consulting startup Acceptitas, which cut ties with its mentors in late 2022, leaving many unpaid and unaware of their termination for months.

Harvard Law School

Legal Experts Discuss Race-Conscious Admissions and Equal Protection After SFFA v. Harvard at HLS Event

Legal experts at an event hosted by Harvard Federalist Society Wednesday said they believed the Supreme Court should rule in favor of Harvard in the lawsuit brought against the University by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.

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For Veterans, the Road to Harvard is Long. Here’s How Four Veterans Navigated the Admissions Process.

In recent years, Harvard College has increased its efforts to recruit applicants currently serving in the military, more than doubling the number of veteran admits since 2019. These four veterans navigated the admissions process to become students at one of the world's most selective universities.

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Federal Judge Unseals Select Sidebars from 2018 Harvard Admissions Trial

As Harvard’s admissions lawsuit unfolds at the Supreme Court, Massachusetts District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs unsealed parts of 2018 Harvard admissions courtroom transcripts of private conversations between the judge and the lawyers — known as sidebars — last month.

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Students Offer Mixed Reviews of Thursday Night Dining Restrictions

Every Thursday, upperclassmen across the College troop back to their house dining halls for dinner to reconnect with their housemates, hear the week’s announcements, and revel in a space free from interhouse guests during Community Night — a tradition receiving mixed reviews from students.


Anti-Gerrymandering Tool Developed by Harvard Researchers Used in Supreme Court Proceedings

Redist — a tool developed by Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty — could impact the fate of a Supreme Court case involving allegations of racial gerrymandering in Alabama.

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Some Freshmen Disappointed, Others in High Spirits Following Halloween Festivities

While some Harvard students said they were disillusioned with the College’s party scene, several students fashioned their own ways to find joy over Halloweekend.

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Student Life

Students Trick-or-Treat in Lamont at First-Ever ‘Lamonster Mash’

Students made dolls, trick-or-treated, and watched old black-and-white films at Lamont Library on Friday at the library’s first-ever Lamonster Mash to celebrate Halloween weekend.