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Majority of incoming Harvard class non-white

Aug 3, 2017 by

Of the 2,056 freshman students admitted, 50.8 percent identify as minorities

African Americans saw a jump from 11.4 percent last year to 14.6 percent

Students identifying as Asian made up 22.2 percent of the Class of 2021

This week, it was revealed the Justice Department would investigate policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants

The majority of the students in the incoming freshman class at Harvard University are non-white for the first time in the school’s history.

Of the 2,056 students admitted as part of the Class of 2021, 50.8 percent are from minority groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians – up last year from 47.3 percent.

The news comes as the Trump administration intensifies its focus on affirmative action policies and suggests it will investigate how colleges shape the racial makeup of their campuses.

The majority of the students in the incoming freshman class at Harvard University (pictured) are non-white for the first time in the school’s history, with 50.8 percent of the 2,056 admitted students identifying as minorities

African Americans experienced a jump, making up 14.6 percent of the enrolling class from 11.4 percent. Harvard (pictured) admitted 22.2 percent of students who identified as Asians, a 0.4 percent decrease from last year

African Americans experienced a jump, making up 14.6 percent of the enrolling class from 11.4 percent. Harvard admitted 22.2 percent of students who identified as Asians, a 0.4 percent decrease from last year.

And Harvard, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is not the only school making efforts to attract minorities.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst made great efforts to attract from high schools in cities such as Springfield and Boston, James Roche, the school’s associate provost of enrollment management, told the Boston Globe.

In turn, freshmen minority enrollment has climbed from 21 percent in 2010 to nearly 30 percent in 2016.

Source: Majority of incoming Harvard class non-white, first time | Daily Mail Online

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