Meet the Class of


Academics and Extracurriculars

Each August, The Crimson surveys incoming freshmen about their backgrounds, academic aspirations, and lifestyles. For the second time, incoming students also answered questions about their experience with the Covid-19 pandemic. Scroll through the interactive graphs and charts on the following pages for a visual representation of the Class of 2025.

Roughly 78 percent of the class responded to the survey. The Crimson did not adjust the data for any possible self-selection bias. Part I of the survey focuses on the makeup of the class, Part II explores academics, Part III examines lifestyle, and Part IV interrogates experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.

The results of last year’s survey of the Class of 2024 can be found here.

In High School

  • Study Hours

  • Study Hours by School Type

  • Math Level

  • Sources of Pressure

  • Extracurriculars

  • Leadership Positions


  • Average SAT/ACT Score by Income Bracket

  • Average SAT/ACT Score by Athlete Status

  • Average SAT Score by College Admissions Counselor

  • Average SAT Score by Legacy Status

  • Number of SAT Tests

  • Number of ACT Tests

At Harvard

  • Anticipated College Study Hours

  • Anticipated Concentration

  • Anticipated Concentrations by Gender

  • Anticipated Concentrations by Secondary School

  • Anticipated Secondaries and Language Citations

  • Final Club Interest

  • Final Club Interest by Alcohol Consumption 


  • Athletes at Harvard

  • Preferences for Econ Among Athletes

  • Ethnicity of Recruited Athletes

  • Athletes by Income

In High School

  • Cheating by Income

  • Cheating by Mental Health

  • Cheating by 2020 Candidate Choice