New Study Finds No Evidence of Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

A newly released study by researchers at Georgetown University’s Center for Education has found the argument that Asian American applicants face discrimination in the highly selective college admissions process holds little water. And while we don’t agree with the study’s findings since the study fails to address, for instance, instances … 

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Indian American Discrimination in Admissions

For many years, we have argued that the way to bring about an end to Asian American discrimination in elite college admissions was through a groundswell of opposition, through a movement by the people and of the people speaking up and speaking out. When folks sought to end Asian American … 

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Asian Americans Are Significantly Underrepresented on Elite University Admissions Staffs

As admissions officers at America’s elite universities post #stopasianhate on social media, it seems like an opportune time to discuss the history of discrimination against Asian American applicants in the admissions process. And while many are already quite familiar with the implicit bias Asian American applicants face in admissions thanks … 

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Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

For many years, from atop our soapbox in college admissions, we have been shining a spotlight on the discrimination that Asian American applicants too often face in America’s elite college admissions process. When admissions officers proclaimed that they didn’t lump Asian American applicants together in the admissions process, we pointed … 

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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 … 

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Colleges Discriminating Against Asian American Applicants in Admissions

A number of folks have been asking us if we happened to see the editorial penned by Jay Kaspian Kang in The New York Times Magazine entitled “Where Does Affirmative Action Leave Asian-Americans?” Of course we’ve seen the editorial! And, yes, it’s excellent — the story is well told and … 

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The Benefactors of Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

As regular readers of our college admissions blog likely know, we sometimes like to give voice to our critics. Unsurprisingly, these critics aren’t clients of ours nor have they ever been clients of ours. They’re mostly folks who deride us for the fees we command. One of their refrains goes … 

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A Victory for Asian American Group Would Benefit Whites in Admissions

One would think that if the group suing Harvard University for discriminating against Asian Americans claims victory, it would make it easier for Asian American applicants to earn admission to highly selective universities like Harvard. And we’re not suggesting this would not be the case. While no legal victory will, … 

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Asian American Applicants Compete Against Asian American Applicants

When Asian American applicants apply to our nation’s most elite institutions, they compete against other Asian American applicants. Now before our readers make a big fuss, know that this is not a unique phenomenon impacting only Asian American applicants. You see, every highly selective college wants a strong percentage of … 

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Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

Bev Taylor, Founder of Ivy Coach, published a piece yesterday up on “The Huffington Post” that focuses on how the strategy that Asian American organizations are employing to go about trying to end the discrimination that Asian American applicants face in highly selective college admissions is not the correct strategy. … 

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