The Graduating
Class of

2016

by the numbers

Demographics

By Madeline R. Conway

Surveyed seniors in the Class of 2016 reported coming from a range of backgrounds: different regions of the country and the world, racial and ethnic groups, socioeconomic classes, religious preferences, and gender identities. A plurality of respondents, however, are not religious, hail from the East or West coasts, and report coming from families with incomes that are among the wealthier in the U.S.

Read Part II of The Crimson's six-part series on the senior survey here.

Geography

  • Mouse over region to see data.

    43.0%
    of graduates are from the Northeast.

    10.8%
    of graduates are from the Southeast.

    11.8%
    of graduates are from the Midwest.

    4.9%
    of graduates are from the Southwest.

    19.3%
    of graduates are from the West.

    10.1%
    of graduates are from outside the US.

Makeup of the Class

  • What is the combined income of your parents?

  • How would you describe your family‚Äôs socioeconomic class?

  • Did you receive any financial aid from Harvard?

  • Are you a first-generation college student?

  • Did any of your relatives attend Harvard (or Radcliffe) College?

Religion

  • What is your religious preference?

  • How religious are you?

  • Have you become more religious or less religious through your time at Harvard?

Sexuality

  • How would you describe your sexuality...

  • Which of the following best describes you?