After countless hours studying for the SATs, writing admission essays, interviewing with alumni, and waiting anxiously for admissions results, the newest members of the Harvard community got their acceptances last week as part of the regular decisions round. According to The Crimson, a record high of 43,330 eager high school students submitted their applications to 86 Brattle Street, the innocuous-looking colonial building that houses the center of all admissions decisions. With an all-low acceptance rate of 4.5%, being accepted to Harvard is certainly more than just hard work - there is a dash of luck here and there throughout the application process.
Next steps for the admitted class includes visiting campus during the annual Visitas weekend (April 27 - April 29), during which The Harvard Shop and Harvard Student Agencies will be hosting an open house. Around 400 admitted students will tour our stores, four-story corporate office at 67 Mount Auburn Street, and learn more about life at Harvard from current students. Local Harvard Square restaurants have partnered with HSA to give away snacks and treats so that the incoming class knows the greatest hits of the square!
The Harvard Shop employs 400 Harvard undergraduates, approximately 6% of the total student body, helping students pay for tuition, living expenses, and earn extra cash to eat a meal or two outside of the dining halls from time to time. If you are a newly admitted student, congratulations on all of your hard work, and we look forward to seeing you around campus soon!