Here's what Harvard's class of 2020 will look like

At roughly 5 p.m. on Thursday, hundreds of thousands of anxious high schoolers
found out if they were accepted into the Ivy League.
From a pool of 39,041 applicants, Harvard accepted 2,037 students for an acceptance rate of 5.2% — lower than last year’s 5.33%.

Here’s what they incoming class of 2020 will look like, according to an announcement from the school.

Race/Ethnic breakdown

The acceptances for Asian-American and African-American students were the highest in the school’s history.

  • Asian-American — 22.1%
  • African-American — 14%
  • Latino — 12.7%
  • Native American — 2.2%
  • Native Hawaiians — .4%

Gender

  • Men — 51.6%
  • Women — 48.4%

Intended major

  • social sciences — 21.9%
  • biological sciences — 18.9%
  • humanities — 16.9%
  • engineering — 14%
  • maths — 7.5%
  • physical sciences — 7.3%
  • computer science — 7.2%
  • undecided — 6.4%

Geography

  • New England and Midatlantic States — 39%
  • West Coast — 20%
  • South — 18%
  • Midwest — 11%
  • US territories and abroad — 12%

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