Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Asian Students Discriminated in College Admission

Ouyang Feng discussed the odds for an Asian student to get in college in his blog.

By examining admission data of 10 top colleges, including private, public, research universities and liberal arts colleges, a student with Asian heritage has only 0.19 chance to get admitted comparing to a white student. The disadvanrage has been aggrevated in the past 20 years, while the odds continuously kept dropping.

A book 'No longer seperate not necessarily equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life' authored by Thomas J. Espenshade and others was cited in the blog. The book also dispute a myth on Asian students' leadership capability. Studies showed Asian students were on par as, in not better than, white students in terms of leadership.

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