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Harvard University is one of the world’s top schools, no wonder its graduates have all eyes on them. Results of the recent close-up survey conducted by The Harvard Crimson student newspaper have revealed a bunch of mind-blowing facts about this year’s graduates. Here are the 10 CRAZIEST facts about Harvard students who graduated in 2018.
Harvard Graduates: Who Are the New Elite?
1. 56% of Harvard grads sought mental health support.
The class of 2018 has demonstrated extremely high levels of anxiety. The statistical data poses a question of stress levels and student wellbeing on campus.
2. One in 5 Harvard grads are virgins.
Don’t be surprised! About 1 in 5 students also admitted they had no "dating" experience while at university.
3. Only 3% of Harvard grads supported Trump.
4. Limited freedom of speech.
About 2/3 of students admitted to self-censoring their views and not debating openly. These respondents refrained from expressing opinions in an academic setting fearing they would offend others.
About 50% of students wanted to have "trigger warnings" showing if the academic courses include upsetting or offensive contents.
5. Over 90% of Harvard grads drink alcohol, most of them on a weekly basis.
However, tobacco isn’t as popular! There are very few regular smokers, and over 3/4 have never even once smoked tobacco.
Interesting fact: more students had tried cannabis than tobacco.
6. Nine in 10 Harvard grads support stricter gun control measures.
7. 87% of students leaving Harvard this year use iPhones, while 80% own other Apple computer devices.
The majority of the new Harvard graduates use smartphones.
8. 20% of Harvard grads cheated in exams despite the university “honor code.”
This code is binding students not to engage in academic cheating. Very few of the respondents admitted cheating was detected.
9. 60% of Harvard graduates backed admissions diversity.
Respondents in this group prioritized the ethnicity-based admission principle. This found the most support among black and Hispanic graduates, and the least support among Asian and white graduates.
10. The majority of class 2018 Harvard grads are intending to cluster in three areas: New York, Massachusetts, and California.
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