Harvard University is an Ivy League School and its admissions statistics fall in the middle of all Ivy League Schools. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Harvard University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2019 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Harvard University ever. For the Class of 2019, 37,305 students applied to Harvard University of which 1,990 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 5.3%. Overall applications increased by 8.8% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 34,295 to 37,305.
For the Class of 2019, 977 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 5,919, yielding an early acceptance rate of 16.5%. Early applications increased by 26.2% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 4,692 to 5,919.