Harvard Accepts Record Amount of Black Students

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The class of 2018 is showing a hefty amount of Black excellence on the Ivy League scale.

According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 11.9 percent of Harvard University’s Class of 2018 are African-American. This is the highest percentage of acceptance in the history of the institution.

Out of the 34,295 students who applied, Harvard accepted only 2,023 students. Among them are high school seniors Kwasi Enin and Avery Coffee, who were recently accepted to Harvard in addition to other Ivy League schools.

But Harvard isn’t alone. Williams College, a liberal arts school in Massachusetts, stands as a beacon of diversity within this report. Half of its admitted students are either Black, Latino, Asian, or Native American.

Nearly 170 Black students are expected to enroll in Harvard University this fall. Congratulations to all of the incoming freshmen!