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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The Wrong Poster Child of Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

Asian Americans face discrimination in highly selective college admissions. We’ve been saying as much from atop our soapbox in college admissions for as long as we can remember. It’s wrong. It needs to end. But let us be clear: Asian Americans don’t face discrimination in highly selective college admissions simply … 

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Asian American Applicants Shouldn’t Have to Hide Their Heritage in Admissions

Asian American applicants to America’s most highly selective universities should not have to hide their heritage in order to earn admission to their top choice colleges. It’s a point that Aaron Mak laments in a piece in “Slate” entitled “The Price of Admission” (we have a feeling the name of … 

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Asian Americans Do Face Discrimination in Admissions, But Not Through Quotas

There is no denying that Asian American applicants face discrimination in the highly selective college admissions process. We at Ivy Coach have been outspoken about this injustice for many years. In fact, in the Asian American Coalition for Education’s complaint against Yale University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University to the … 

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The Psychology Behind Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

As the United States Department of Justice prepares to mount a legal challenge to Affirmative Action on the basis that the practice discriminates against Asian American applicants, it seems an opportune time to articulate just how Asian Americans are discriminated against in college admissions — through the lens of social … 

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College Admission Affirmative Action

In today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court did uphold affirmative action policies throughout the nation. However, the highest court in the land also delineated new limits on college admissions affirmative action. The decision states that while affirmative action policies are indeed constitutional, colleges … 

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