Harvard Magazine reports, "The College admitted 14.5 percent of early-action applicants this fall, down from 14.8 percent last year, the University announced today. Of the 6,473 students who applied through the program, 938 were admitted (up from 6,167 and 914 last year, respectively).
Slightly more students in this year’s early-action group will be the first in their families to attend college: 8.7 percent, up from 8.2 percent last year. The eventual proportion of first-generation students, including admits from both early- and regular-decision groups, tends to be somewhat higher. Last year, 15 percent of all admitted students were first-generation.
African-American students make up 12.6 of early admits, compared to 9.5 percent of last year’s group. Asian-American students make up 21.7 percent of admits, compared to 24.1 percent last year; Latinos make up 8.8 percent (9.5 percent last year); and 1.1 percent of admitted students identify as Native American or Native Hawaiian, compared to 1.6 percent last year..."