Black Students Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2021. Some of these institutions have become extremely selective, accepting between 5 and 10 percent of all applicants. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by ethnic and racial groups.

Pomona College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Claremont, California, received a record 9,046 applications this year. Only 741 students were accepted for admission. Of these, 12.6 percent are Black.

Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, received 8,593 applications for the Class of 2021 and 1,253 students were admitted. Some 214 of these students admitted identify as Black or African American. This is 17 percent of all admitted students.

Harvard University received a record 39,506 applications for membership in the Class of 2021. Of these, 2,056 were offered admission. Of the admitted students, Blacks make up 14.6 percent of the total.

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