Harvard University is an Ivy League School and its admissions statistics make it one of the most competitive 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 2022 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Harvard University ever. For the Class of 2022, 42,749 students applied to Harvard University of which 1,962 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 4.6%. Overall applications increased by 8.2% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 39,506 to 42,749.
For the Class of 2022, 964 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 6,630, yielding an early acceptance rate of 14.5%. Early applications increased by 2.4% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 6,473 to 6,630.