"Harvard College accepted 4.92 percent of applicants to the Class of 2024, representing a total 1,980 admitted students of the 40,248 who applied.
This year’s admissions rate marks a slight increase from the record-low 4.50 percent admitted to the Class of 2023. The College’s acceptance rate has steadily declined for the past several years; the bump in this year’s rate is the first increase since students applied to the Class of 2018. The number of applicants in this admissions cycle was seven percent lower than last year.
The Admissions Office notified 1,085 applicants of their admission Thursday evening, joining the 895 students admitted from the early action cycle in December.
Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 discussed the strengths of the incoming class in a press release Thursday." …