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 Subject: Percentage of Harvard Students from a Private High School Category: Reference, Education and News > Education Asked by: thatlldo-ga List Price: \$5.00 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```
 ```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 http://www.admissions.college.harvard.edu/prospective/applying/stats/ 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 ://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&q=harvard+%22class+of%22+public+private+schools+percent+OR+percentage&spell=1 I then performed a more focused search that led me to the linked page on the Harvard website: harvard "65 %" "class of 2007" ://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&q=harvard++%2265+%25%22+%22class+of+2007%22 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 answer. markj-ga```
 thatlldo-ga rated this answer: `Great job. Thanks!`