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By Mom08 (Mom08) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 09:51 pm: Edit

Harvard Has More Women Undergrads Than Men
1 hour, 36 minutes ago Add U.S. National - AP

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The number of women admitted to Harvard University for the fall freshman class slightly surpassed the number of men for the first time in the school's history, officials said Thursday.

The pool of applicants included 1,016 women and 1,013 men culled from 19,750 applications.

Harvard officials have been trying to raise the number of women on campus for decades.

William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid, said the ratio of men to women was 4-to-1 when he arrived in the 1960s.

"This is a day we have been hoping for a very, very long time," he said.

The number of women did not set the only record. Asian-Americans made up the largest percentage yet of accepted applicants, at 18.9 percent. The percentage of blacks was also the highest ever, 10.3 percent, as was the percentage of Latinos, 9.5 percent.

Acceptance letters were mailed Thursday. Students have until May 1 to reply

By Dsh (Dsh) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 10:15 pm: Edit

So Harvard admitted 2029 students for a class of 1650. That doesn't bode well for the wait list.

By Papalemming (Papalemming) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 10:24 pm: Edit

Not at all. Well, meh.

By Transferkid (Transferkid) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 10:27 pm: Edit

dont lose hope. You'll be astonished at how many turn down harvard every year

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