Affirmative Action Case Discussed at Senate Confirmation Hearing

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we’ve got a crystal ball at Ivy Coach. In fact, earlier this year, our famously accurate crystal ball predicted that the United States Supreme Court would rule against Harvard University in the appeal of the Students for Fair … 

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Affirmative Action Is Still Necessary

Is race-based Affirmative Action still necessary in the highly selective college admissions process? As loyal readers of our college admissions blog can guess, our answer is a resounding yes. While the years-long practice of offering preferential treatment to underrepresented minorities has indeed moved the needle towards a fairer and more … 

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Affirmative Action in Jeopardy

The right of universities to consider race as a factor in the college admissions process is now officially in legal peril. The United States Supreme Court agreed today to debate the legal right of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina — two cases brought by Edward Blum, the … 

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White Privilege in Admissions

There’s a new study out that suggests white students enjoy an advantage in the college admissions process. Yes, that’s right: white students have the leg up. In the study, conducted by Art & Science Group, a firm that offers advice to colleges on their enrollment patterns, surveyed high school students … 

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On the Allegedly Oppressed White Male in Elite College Admissions

Whenever we post about Asian American discrimination in elite college admissions or speak up from atop our soapbox in admissions about the necessity of Affirmative Action, a vocal minority of people chime in lamenting how “the white male” is in fact the biggest “victim” in holistic college admissions. Frankly, it’s … 

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Many Americans Believe Elite Colleges Should Consider Grades and Scores Above All

Curious which topic generates the most comments on the pages of this college admissions blog? That’s an easy one. It’s Affirmative Action. Whenever we post about the process through which our nation’s elite colleges take race into account in admissions, folks come out of the woodwork to let us know … 

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Colleges Discriminate Based on Profiles

We have long argued on the pages of our college admissions blog and in the press that Asian Americans face unjust discrimination in the college admissions process. And we have been standing for years atop our soapbox in college admissions calling for change, calling for an end to Asian American … 

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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 … 

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Asian American Discrimination in Admissions Decision-Making

Do Asian American applicants hoping to earn admission to our nation’s elite universities face discrimination based on their race? Our answer is a qualified yes. Asian Americans do face discrimination in highly selective college admissions — that’s without question. But they don’t face discrimination based on their race alone. Rather, they … 

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The Waning Days of Affirmative Action

Over the years, Ivy Coach’s crystal ball has made many predictions on issues related to highly selective college admissions. In a 2014 article within America’s oldest college newspaper, “The Dartmouth,” that very crystal ball was even mentioned by our firm’s Founder — we’re surely not shy about referencing it to … 

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