Harvard University 2022: Acceptance rate drops to record low – Education – Life

The chances of getting into Harvard are lower than ever. The Ivy League school filed a record number of applications this year, in part because of the test-optional policies that have emerged during the pandemic, but it has lowered its acceptance rate to 3.2%, a record low.

(Read also: Do ​​you want to study in Canada? This call provides opportunities).The university said Thursday it has offered places to 1,954 students for next year’s class, selected from more than 61,000 applicants.

More than half, 54.2 percent, are women, the highest percentage of accepted candidates. Harvard received 7 percent more applications compared to last year, when it accepted 3.4 percent.

American colleges have seen record spikes in applications under test-optional policies, which began during the COVID-19 pandemic, The students could not access the test sites safely.

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Harvard University has announced that it will waive the SAT or ACT for several more years, affecting students no older than current eighth graders. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, said this week that it would bring back the tests.

Harvard University, the wealthiest university in the United States, has also made its financial aid more generous, raising the annual income limit for free education from $65,000 to $75,000.

Harvard’s endowment earned $11 billion in the last fiscal year. Accepted students have until May 2nd to decide whether or not to attend.

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