2,201 students were admitted. Over a third of them are students of color, with 237 African-American, 233 Hispanic or Latino, 290 Asian-American and 21 American Indian or Alaska Native students admitted. And that doesn’t count international students, who make up a decently high 6% of those admitted (down from last year’s historical high of 7%) – meaning that at least 40% of the class of 2013 is likely to not be white.
The majority of admitted students are from the Northeast U.S., but there are also many more from the South this year, and some more from the West Coast.
They also seem to be more diverse in academic interests. 85% of admitted students indicated interest in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) departments, as opposed to 68% of students in the class of 2012 who did.
Maybe one day we won’t need to write articles like this. Race will not be an issue