As noted in my earlier post, African-americans with a 5 academic rating had an acceptance rate of 22.41%. Are all these admitted students “almost certainly primarily recruited athletes”? Doubtful.
Additional time and analysis has underscored the extent to which recruited athletes are truly outliers, even within the special recruiting categories. For example, the probability of getting admitted with an academic rating of 4 is minuscule for non-athletes (.076%) and nearly a thousand times greater for athletes (70.46%). One in seven admitted athletes have an academic rating of 4 or worse
Even using the class of 2017 data, the gap between AA and asian americans is 51 points per section or 102 points (out of 1600).
As a metric, to be 87th percentile nationally is quite poor for ivy league caliber schools. This definitely has an impact on what type of courses you can take in college and greatly limits what you will likely major in.
As a whole, Harvard athletes seem far more likely than the overall student body to major in economics. They are also more likely to work in finance and consulting (particularly the latter) after graduating,
-many Asians have unique talents and personalities but get grouped as one dimensional stem zombies, violin playing premed gunners. Their parents are all tiger parents and they will create a boring environment.
Does anyone else think this is rehashing the same stuff over and over ?
Given the statistics of the strength of the African American boost, how does one explain the high stat AA kids who are rejected with scores in the high 1500's and excellent GPA's. Kids like that have been mentioned in this thread several times. It seems to me that if the preferance were that strong, those kids would be accepted.
And when I think about Harvard and the other schools that have sub 5% acceptance rates I just think what they do is mostly FAIR or FAIR ENOUGH because 95 out of every 100 applicants don't get in. And it's not like these kids that aren't getting in to the Harvard-esq schools aren't getting in to good colleges (assuming they got good advice and applied to some safer choices).
the Harvard lawsuit is the best place to get AA data, as it is current, complete and broken out in a way to show how AA affects admissions.