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Every year, firstborn kids dominate Harvard’s freshman class

Harvard Crimson fans celebrate after rushing the field following their 31-24 win against the Yale Bulldogs at Harvard Stadium in their 131st meeting on November 22, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (

Birth order is said to be a predictor of success later in life, with oldest children traditionally performing better in school and holding more leadership positions.

A survey given to incoming Harvard freshmen bolsters such research.

More of the incoming class of 2021 are firstborn than any other position in birth order, according to the Harvard Crimson’s freshman survey.

  • 41% are oldest children
  • 32% are youngest children
  • 14.5% are middle children
  • 12.4% are only children

The Crimson has conducted the survey for the past five years and the breakdown pretty much holds up year over year. Firstborns always hover around 40% of the freshmen read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com