Harvard has made Ivy League history. It has accepted the highest number of black students to date this year, reports the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
According to the Journal, the class of 2018 will have about 170 black students out of a total of 2,023, totaling 12 percent of the total class population. American colleges most known for their exclusivity normally average just five to 10 percent black students, reports The Huffington Post.
You may have read about the two high school students who not only got accepted into Harvard, but several Ivy League schools as well: Kwasi Enin was accepted to all eight Ivy Leagues and Avery Coffey received acceptances letters from five.
The Ivy Coach looked at stats for the Ivies for the class of 2014: Columbia has a student body that’s 14 percent African American; Dartmouth College has 7.6 percent; at the University of Pennsylvania, black students make up nine percent; Princeton University’s enrollment is only 7.3 percent African Americans; and Yale’s is 8.4 percent.