Harvard University’s admission rate dipped below 7 percent this year, as the number of applications topped 30,000 for the first time, the college said today.
Beginning tomorrow, Harvard hopefuls will learn whether they are among the 2,110 students accepted to the class of 2014. The number of applications to the college has doubled since 1994, an increase university officials attribute partly to recent financial aid initiatives. This year, 30,489 applied to Harvard, with 6.9 percent accepted.
Among other Ivy League schools, Dartmouth College saw a 3.5 percent increase in applicants this year, with 18,778 applying. The admissions rate dropped from 12.5 percent to 11.5 percent.
The University of Pennsylvania saw a 17-percent increase in its pool of applicants, to 26,938. Of those, 3,830 will be offered admission. That brought Penn's acceptance rate to 14.2 percent.
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