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 2023 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Harvard University ever. For the Class of 2023, 43,330 students applied to Harvard University of which 1,950 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 4.5%. Overall applications increased by 1.4% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 42,749 to 43,330.
For the Class of 2023, 935 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 6,958, yielding an early acceptance rate of 13.4%. Early applications increased by 4.9% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 6,630 to 6,958.