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Nearly 40,000 people applied to Harvard this year — experts say it’s harder than ever to get into elite schools

Harvard College received 39,494 applications for the Class of 2021.

That’s the most applications in the history of the school.

The ever-increasing number of applicants at elite schools elicits the question of whether it’s more difficult to get into elite schools today than ever before.

Former Ivy League admissions directors have some potentially unsettling news for college applicants: Yes, it is.

“Admissions have gotten more and more competitive in the past decade,” Angela Dunnham, a college admissions counselor at InGenius Prep and former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College, told Business Insider via email. “In addition to the sheer read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com