The White Male in Admissions

Are white male students discriminated against in the highly selective college admissions process? Don’t be ridiculous! Just about every day, we receive an email from a parent — who is not our client — in which he or she writes how they’re seeking help for their “white male” child. And … 

Read More

California’s Ban on Affirmative Action

There is perhaps no topic that we cover on our college admissions blog that engenders more passionate reactions than Affirmative Action. In our experience, the folks who tend to fill up the Comments section beneath our posts on Affirmative Action are against the consideration of race in the admissions process. … 

Read More

Harvard Does Not Use Racial Quotas

In the coming weeks, we’re going to be highlighting some portions of the decision reached in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case as Judge Allison Burroughs’ 130-page decision abounds in interesting conclusions — and, frankly, fodder about the highly selective college admissions process. Today, we wanted to … 

Read More

Harvard Wins

In a seminal decision in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case, Harvard University has been declared victorious. Today, a federal judge declared Harvard’s undergraduate admissions policies to be constitutional, thereby effectively denying plaintiff’s challenge that the school discriminates against Asian American applicants in its admissions process. The … 

Read More

The Merits of Affirmative Action

We came across a terrific editorial on the pages of The Harvard Crimson authored by the paper’s Editorial Board that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece, entitled “What Admission to Harvard Really Means,” shines a light on Harvard’s leading role in ushering in an era of diversity … 

Read More

Money and Affirmative Action

There’s a scene in Billy Madison in which Adam Sandler’s character — after a long, meandering speech — is told by a man who really should be moderating political debates, “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard. At no point in your … 

Read More

College Presidents Overwhelmingly Support Race-Conscious Admissions

A recent survey conducted by the publication “Inside Higher Ed” conducted by Gallup found that 62% of college presidents across America strongly agree or agree that race should be a factor in the college admissions process. 19% of college presidents who partook in the survey strongly disagree or disagree that … 

Read More

Your Son Didn’t Get Rejected Because He’s White

We came across a “Dear Therapist” letter in “The Atlantic” that we just had to share with our readers. In a letter to Lori Gottlieb, Lisa from Mendham, New Jersey writes, “My son is in the middle of the college-application process. He has very good grades and very good SAT … 

Read More

On Affirmative Action

There was a recent opinion piece in “The New York Times” on Affirmative Action — on its merits and its drawbacks — that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece, penned by Gary Gutting, an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, is entitled “Affirmative … 

Read More

America’s View on Affirmative Action

Curious to know America’s view on Affirmative Action? Wonder no more. Back in 2016, a Gallup poll suggested that 60% of American adults generally favored the practice of Affirmative Action. Additionally, 70% of American adults surveyed suggested that college applicants should be judged on merit alone — and that race … 

Read More

1 2 3 5