Justin Porter, from from Jackson, Miss., is a student at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., May 9, 2013.
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Harvard University accepts a record number of black students

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By The Grio

Amid recent encouraging reports of African-American students getting accepted to most or all of the Ivy League schools, comes new data suggesting that Harvard University may be leading the way on diversity.

According to Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, the highly ranked institution’s class of 2018 will be 12 percent black, the largest representation of that group in the university’s history.

That will translate to roughly 170 new black students this coming fall. Overall, Harvard accepted around 2,000 students from a pool of over 34,000 applicants.

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Harvard University accepts a record number of black students

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