Harvard EA Article: 3.5 increase in application numbers

<p>cosar originally posted this in the countdown thread. But it's hidden among the 100+ posts!</p>

<p><a href="http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/11.30/09-admissions.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/11.30/09-admissions.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

A 3.5 percent increase in applications marks Early Action's last year</p>

<p>The number of Early Action applications to Harvard College increased this year by 3.5 percent. While numbers are still preliminary because the processing and reading of applications have not been completed, 4,005 students have applied compared with 3,869 last year. This is the fourth year in a row that about 4,000 students have applied early. </p>


<p>This year's Early Action pool is very similar to last year's in terms of gender, ethnicity, and economic background. So, too, are the applicants' proposed academic concentrations with the exception of an 18 percent increase in engineers. Geographical origin is also similar except for a 33 percent increase in international citizens. "We are extremely pleased to see that increased international recruitment over the past decade is beginning to pay off," said Marlyn McGrath Lewis, director of admissions. "Our faculty, students, alumni/ae, and staff have helped attract another remarkable Early Action pool," she said.</p>

<p>Early Action meetings began on Nov. 16. Students requesting e-mail notification will learn of the Admissions Committee's decisions after 5 p.m. Dec. 15, and letters will be mailed the same day.


<p>Ahh! Scary!</p>

<p>Does Harvard have quotas for international students admitted?</p>