African Americans 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 2022. Some of these institutions have become extremely selective, accepting less than 10 percent of all applicants. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by race and ethnicity.

Pomona College in Claremont, California, accepted only 6.9 percent of the 10,245 students who applied for admission into the Class of 2022. African Americans make up 12.8 percent of the admitted students.

At Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, 29,128 students applied for admission to the Class of 2022. The university accepted 2,894 students, or 9.9 percent of all applicants. Blacks make up 14 percent of all accepted students.

Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, offered admission to 1,163 students from a pool of 9,559 applicants. Of the admitted students 187 are Black. Thus, Blacks make up 16.1 percent of all students offered admission.

Harvard University accepted 1,962 students from a record applicant pool of 42,749 students. Thus, Harvard accepted just 4.6 percent of all applicants. African Americans make up 15.5 percent of all students offered admission at Harvard.

At the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, about 8,200 students were accepted from a pool of 64,000 applicants. Blacks make up 6 percent of all accepted students.

At New York University, 15,722 students were offered admission from a pool of more than 75,000 applicants. The number of African American students accepted for admission is up 33 percent from a year ago. Blacks make up 11 percent of all accepted students.

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