1,962 admitted to the 2025 class – Harvard Gazette
Almost 85% of those admitted to the 2025 class say they will come to Harvard in the fall. The College expects to welcome 1,962 first-year students in August.
This month, Harvard announced that it plans to make a full return to campus in the fall, including opening full-density residential housing and holding in-person classes.
“We are delighted to welcome the many promising students admitted to the class of 2025 and look forward to seeing all they accomplish during their years at Harvard,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Lecturer. ‘financial aid.
Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the social distancing measures required, students from the Undergraduate Admissions Council, Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program, Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, Harvard First Generation Program, and Harvard College Connection have called and emailed applicants to answer questions and highlight opportunities at Harvard for the early years before the May 3 deadline for accepted students to decide if they would attend. Opportunities include over 130 freshman seminars, a robust support system that provides over 400 freshman counselors, 200 peer counselors and 60 resident supervisors, research opportunities with close collaboration with faculty, 49 newly created secondary fields and a recently revised curriculum and thriving general education curriculum.
This year, financial aid has been a critical consideration for a large number of registrants. To date, about 55% will receive needs-based grants, allowing families to pay an average of $ 12,700 per year. Harvard will not require a contribution from 20.7% of families, representing those with an annual income of less than $ 65,000. Students in this group will also receive seed grants of $ 2,000 to help pay for moving-in costs and other expenses incurred during the transition to college. Since the launch of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI) in 2005, the University has awarded more than $ 2.4 billion in grants to undergraduate students.
In addition to grants that cover basic tuition, Harvard provides more than $ 6 million per year in additional funding to students, supporting everything from winter coats to music lessons to study abroad. , public service internships and laboratory research experiences.
Harvard announced in 2020 that it would expand its financial aid program by eliminating the summer work wait for aid scholarships starting in the 2020-2021 academic year and replacing it with scholarship funds. Due to the disruption associated with the pandemic, Harvard has removed fixed-term employment expectations for students receiving financial aid during this academic year. With the announcement that all students will be returning to campus this fall, students will be required to contribute $ 3,500 through part-time work to cover their estimated personal expenses. Students receiving need-based financial aid at Harvard are not required to take out loans.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Harvard has temporarily revised its application requirements in this application cycle to allow students to apply for admission without needing ACT or SAT test results. Recently, Harvard announced that it would extend waiver until the 2021-2022 application cycle as well as. Applicants will continue to be encouraged to explore Harvard College through online information sessions and virtual tour.
Women represent 52.6% of the 2025 cohort and men 47.4% of men. Asian Americans make up 25.3 percent of the class; African Americans 14.3; Latinx 11.7%; and Native Americans and Native Hawaiians 1.5 percent. International students constitute 14.8% of the class. The geographic origins of the 2025 class are similar to last year. First generation students make up 18.6% of the class and Pell scholarship recipients make up 18%.
Eighteen veterans and 32 students who have expressed an interest in ROTC are among the class members. In recent years, Harvard has intensified its efforts to recruit people who have served in the U.S. military, working with groups affiliated with the Department of Defense and joining the School VetLink service program in 2017.