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Harvard Receives Record Number of Applicants

Harvard University has received a record 39,044 applications for next fall's freshman class, a nearly 5 percent increase over last year.   The university attributed the rise to efforts to reach out to lower income students.   This year, nearly a quarter of applicants had their application fees waived due to financial hardship.   Director of Financial Aid Sally Donahue said applications have soared in the past decade since the university launched a financial aid...

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