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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The Attempt to Dismantle Affirmative Action

As President Trump prepares to nominate a new judge to the highest court in the land tomorrow to fill the seat of the iconic Justice Kennedy, supporters of the practice of Affirmative Action are, in many ways, scared. They’re scared the addition of another far-right judge to the Supreme Court … 

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Self-Identifying Race in Admissions

Race is certainly a factor in the highly selective college admissions process. Anyone who tells you differently isn’t telling it like it is. But race is not just the check box that many perceive it to be. Many students and parents have come to us over the years and asked … 

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Defining Blackness in College Admissions

Some weeks ago, we were quoted in an article of “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania, that focused on how a Cornell University student group, Black Students United, was publicly advocating to alter the definition of ‘underrepresented black students’ in admissions so it is defined as … 

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Racial Divide in College Admissions

There is a racial divide in college admissions. We know, stop the presses. But there’s a new report released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce that details how American college campuses are not as diverse as we think that they are. According to the report, since 1995, … 

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Race Based Admissions

A new “Gallup” poll on the topic of race based admissions has found that just about two thirds of Americans prefer color-blind admission to the current system in place at colleges across America. As reported by “Deseret News” in an article by Jamshid Ghazi Askar entitled “Poll: Two-thirds of Americans … 

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Race in College Admissions

During a week in which the United States Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on two prominent gay marriage cases, the High Court also made a decision with regard to race in college admissions. Today, the Supreme Court agreed to probe further into the ruling of “a lower court to … 

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