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

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At roughly 5 p.m. on Thursday, hundreds of thousands of anxious high schoolersfound 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%


    Men – 51.6%Women – 48.4%

Intended major

    Social sciences – 21.9%Biological sciences – 18.9%Humanities – 16.9%Engineering – 14%Math- 7.5%Physical sciences- 7.3%Computer science- 7.2%Undecided- 6.4%


    New England and Mid-Atlantic States – 39%West Coast – 20%South – 18%Midwest – 11%US territories and abroad – 12%