Incoming Harvard freshmen class is the school’s most diverse in 380 years


When former First Teen Malia Obama walks onto campus this coming fall, she’ll be part of a historic class. 

The Harvard University incoming class is reportedly the school’s most diverse in the 380 years it has been around. Slightly more than half of the cohort, which consists of 2,056 people, will be made up of non-white students.

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50.8 percent of the university’s incoming class are from minority groups, according to the BBC — a 3 percent jump from last year’s 47.3 percent. The breakdown is as follows:

  • 22.2 percent, Asian American

  • 14.6 percent, African American

  • 11.6 percent, Hispanic or Latino 

  • 2.5 percent, Native American or Pacific Islanders Read more…

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