Harvards early admission of Asian Americans continues to rise after being accused of discriminating against Asian Americans

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 Harvards early admission of Asian Americans continues to rise after being accused of discriminating against Asian Americans


DATA FIGURE: On May 24, 2018, Harvard University, Massachusetts, held its graduation ceremony.

According to reports, Harvard University enrolled 6958 applicants in the early admission stage this year, and ultimately enrolled 935 applicants, the admission rate reached a record low of 13.4%. Last year, Harvards early admission rate was 14.5%. Among them, the enrollment rate of female students reached 51.3%, which was higher than 47.2% last year. The proportion of female students who expressed interest in physics and computer science also increased significantly from 33% and 29% to 53% and 43% respectively.

Fitzsimmons, director of admissions and grants at Harvard University, said the gender shift was so drastic that it had not been seen in the past few years.

The highly concerned case of Asian student groups suing Harvard University for discrimination in admission is under trial, which also makes the ethnic distribution of students admitted to Harvard University more noticeable this year. 26.1% of Harvards 2023 undergraduate students are Asian, compared with 24.2% and 21.7% in the previous two years.

Fitzsimons said that the trend of increasing the proportion of Asian students is due to the increase in the number of Asian applicants. The proportion of African-American students has declined, from 13.9% last year to 12% this year, compared with 10% this year, which is the same as last year. In addition, the proportion of international students increased from 8.2% last year to 11.2%.

According to reports, Penn University enrolled 1279 undergraduate students of 2023 in the early application stage this year, with an admission rate of only 18%, a new low in the schools history. Penn Universitys early admission rate for 2022 undergraduate courses is 18.5%, while the admission rate for the previous two courses is 22% and 23.2%, respectively. This year, the number of early admission applicants at Pennsylvania University increased by 15% compared with last year.

For Brown University, the number of applicants for early admission this year increased by 21% compared with last year, the highest in its history. However, the admission rate is the lowest in history as Pennsylvania University. The admission rate of 2023 undergraduates is only 18%. A total of 769 applicants have been selected from 4232 applicants in advance.

Powell, director of admissions at Brown University, said the increase in the number of applicants was a factor in the decline in admission rates. In addition to 18% of students being admitted, 27% were rejected and 55% were postponed. Only 12% were rejected at the early admission stage in the previous session.

According to reports, 12% of the students enrolled in advance are the first generation of College students, the highest in the last six years; 44% are colored people, which is significantly higher than 38% in 2022; while the proportion of men and women is almost the same, with 379 boys enrolled slightly less than 390 girls.

Powell also said that although the number of international students in the United States has declined in recent years, the number of international students applying to Brown University has actually increased.

Source: Han Jiapeng_NN9841, Responsible Editor of CNN