PUBLISHED TUE, DEC 29 20208:51 AM EST UPDATED TUE, DEC 29 20209:42 AM EST
by Jessica Dickler
Getting into college has always been a numbers game. This year the math is trickier.
With early admissions largely decided, high school seniors face a grim reality: The Covid pandemic is making it harder to get into college at the nation’s most elite schools.
For example, Harvard University’s early action acceptance rate sank to 7.4% from 13.9%, while the number of total applicants hit a record high.