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Colleges 2017

Colleges 2017

Statistics from the 2017 America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16 freshman class.

School % accepted total applicants number accepted % Asian-Am. in student body
Stanford 5.04 42,497 2,140 20
Harvard 5.58 37,307 2,080 20
Columbia 6.12 36,250 2,220 22
Juilliard School 6.43 2,551 164 15

Dropped from 30% in 1993 to 15% in 2016.  Stop donating.

Yale 6.72 30,236 2,031 17
Princeton 7.14 27,290 1,948 22
MIT 8.30 18,306 1,519 25
U. of Chicago 8.44 30,069 2,521 17
U.S. Naval Academy 8.53 16,101 1,373 7
CalTech 8.81 6,506 573 45
Brown 9.46 30,396 2,875 13
U.S. Military Academy 10.15 14,635 1,486 6
U. of Pennsylvania 10.16 37,268 3,787 20
Pomona 10.29 8,099 833 14
Claremont McKenna 10.96 7,156 784 10
Dartmouth 10.97 20,507 2,250 15
Vanderbilt 11.68 31,464 3,674 12
Duke 11.84 30,112 3,566 22
Swarthmore 12.48 7,818 976 17
Harvey Mudd 12.96 4,119 534 20*
Cooper Union 13.08 3,258 426 17*
Johns Hopkins 13.16 24,718 3,252 22
Northwestern 13.23 32,122 4,248 18
Pitzer 13.47 4,149 559 9
Amherst 14.12 8,568 1,210 14
Average 17.6%

*decrease from prior year

5/19/17 BuzzFeed News: “Asians With “Very Familiar Profiles”: How Princeton’s Admissions Officers Talk About Race”
by Molly Hensley-Clancy
A trove of documents created during a federal investigation into Princeton University offers an unprecedented glimpse at how elite college admissions officers talk about race.
But documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show Princeton’s admissions officers repeatedly wrote of Asian-American applicants as being difficult to differentiate, referring to them dismissively as having “very familiar profiles,” calling them “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.” The comments were noted by civil rights investigators at the Education Department as they probed allegations of racial bias in the school’s admissions system.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/asians-very-familiar-profiles-princeton?utm_term=.jm6agjRo7&ref=mobile_share#.hjYj6E8an

5/11/17 ESPN: “Jeremy Lin says racist remarks he heard from opponents were worse in NCAA than NBA”
by Ohm Youngmisuk
Jeremy Lin has dealt with racist remarks as an Asian American in the NBA, but he said nothing compares to what he repeatedly experienced while playing in college.
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19353394/jeremy-lin-brooklyn-nets-says-heard-racist-remarks-more-frequently-college-nba

4/28/17 NextShark: “Meet the First Asian American to Become the Dean of Yale University”
By Ryan General
Psychology and neuroscience professor Marvin Chun will take on the role as the next dean of Yale College, according to an email announcement by University President Peter Salovey on Thursday.
http://nextshark.com/marvin-chun-yale-university-first-asian-american-dean/

4/20/17 The Daily Princetonian: “Behind the veil: The racism of Princeton’s affirmative action”
By Hayley Siegel
The University is suing the United States Department of Education in an attempt to keep seven years of admissions records hidden from the public. The cover-up is hardly unexpected — Princeton engages in discriminatory admissions policies under the pretext of “affirmative action” despite having lost sight of the very goals that the concept was originally intended to promote.  There is no denying that Princeton, like many of its peers, uses race-based affirmative action in its admissions decisions, a process that has engendered an apparent quota on students of Asian descent.
http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2017/04/the-racism-of-princeton

10/20/16 Cornell Sun: “Students Debate Implications of Race-Based Admissions for Asian Americans”
By Emma Newburger
The Cornell Speech and Debate Society and Dyson Inclusion and Diversity Program hosted a debate Thursday, discussing whether Asian Americans should support or oppose race-based admissions policies.

Students Debate Implications of Race-Based Admissions for Asian Americans

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