Black Students Still Face Major Hurdles in Gaining Acceptance to Cambridge

This year Cambridge University in England accepted 3,394 of its 15,966 applicants. This is an acceptance rate of 21 percent. There were 151 black applicants to Cambridge. Only 16, or 10.6 percent, were accepted for admission.

The university reports that only two black students accepted for admission identified themselves as being from Caribbean descent.

In addition, there were 71 applicants to Cambridge who identified themselves as biracial with both black and white backgrounds. Eighteen of the 71 biracial applicants were accepted for admission.