Columbia University Leads the Ivy League in Black Freshman Enrollments

This fall there are 153 black freshman students at Columbia University. They make up 11.4 percent of the entering class. This is the highest percentage of black first-year students in the Ivy League. Yale comes in second place with an entering class that is 9.2 percent black. Blacks are 8.7 percent of the first year class at Harvard University. The University of Pennsylvania ranks fourth with an entering class that is 8.4 percent black.

The number of black freshmen at Columbia University is up over 22 percent from a year ago. Dartmouth College and Yale University are the only other Ivy League schools to show an increase in black enrollments this year compared to 2006.