Here’s what Harvard’s class of 2021 will look like

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At roughly 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, hundreds of thousands of anxious high schoolers found out if they were accepted into the Ivy League.

From a pool of 39,506 applicants, Harvard accepted 2,056 students for an acceptance rate of 5.2%.

Here’s what the incoming class of 2021 will look like, according to an announcement from the school.


Gender

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• Men – 50.8% • Women – 49.2%


Race and Ethnicity

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• Asian-American – 22.2% • African-American – 14.6% • Latino – 11.6% • Native American – 1.9% • Native Hawaiian – .5%

1st Generation Students – 15.1%


Geography

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• Mid-Atlantic States – 21.4% • South – 18.7% • New England – 16.5% • Pacific – 15.7% • Midwest/Central/Mountain – 15% • US Territories and Abroad – 11.7%


Intended Major

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• Social sciences – 26.5% • Computer Science and Engineering – 19.3% • Biological Sciences – 19.2% • Humanities – 15.5% • Mathematics – 7.2% • Physical Sciences – 6.9% • Undecided – 5.4%