Harvard attracts record number of undergrad applications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has received a record 42,700 applications for its next freshman class.

Officials at the Ivy League school announced Tuesday that the number of applications is 8 percent higher than the 39,500 received last year, when 5 percent of applicants were admitted.

Harvard says more students have been encouraged to apply by financial aid policies that charge students based on family income.

Dean of Admissions William Fitzsimmons says students “are excited...

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