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Q: Percentage of Harvard Students from a Private High School ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Percentage of Harvard Students from a Private High School
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: thatlldo-ga
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Posted: 07 Dec 2004 06:55 PST
Expires: 06 Jan 2005 06:55 PST
Question ID: 439324
What percentage of students that make up the freshman class in Harvard
are from a Private (as opposed to a Public) High School?  I know that
foreign students can muddy these statistics, so if they can be
accounted for in a separate percentage, that would be best.

Clarification of Question by thatlldo-ga on 07 Dec 2004 06:57 PST
The following article might be helpful or even contain the answer (I
don't have access to the text):
 Getting Inside the Ivy Gates (Worth, September 2002)
by Reshma Memon Yaqub
Subject: Re: Percentage of Harvard Students from a Private High School
Answered By: markj-ga on 07 Dec 2004 08:20 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
thatlldo --

Harvard has published admissions statistics for its class of 2007, and
the answer to your question is that 65% of that entering class
attending public high schools, and 35% attended private schools.

Separately, the data include the fact that 7.1% are listed as
"foreign" students and 2.3% as Canadian.  The data does not separately
break out public vs. private high school percentages for the foreign
students.  However, because of their small number, the 65%-35% split
shouldn't be significantly skewed by their inclusion in the overall
percentages (if indeed they are included).

Here is a link to the Web page with that information (and more) about
the makeup of the Harvard undergraduate class of 2007:

Harvard College: Admissions: Class of 2007: Statistics

Search Strategy:

First, I found a secondary source (the Triangle Business Journal) for
the 65% figure by using this Google Search:

harvard "class of" public private schools percent OR percentage

I then performed a more focused search that led me to the linked page
on the Harvard website:

harvard  "65 %" "class of 2007"

I am confident that this information is just what you are looking for,
and I am happy to have been able to find it for you promptly.  If
anything is unclear, please ask for clarification before rating the

thatlldo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great job. Thanks!

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