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Harvard's Admitted Class Has Record Share of Asian Americans

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,891 Senior Member
"Last fall, a federal judge in Massachusetts heard arguments in a lawsuit charging that Harvard University's admissions practices -- in particular its consideration of race in admissions -- discriminate against Asian American applicants. Harvard denies the allegations. A ruling in the case is expected soon -- and appeals are expected regardless of the ruling.

Last week, Harvard announced the results of the latest admissions cycle, for the Class of 2023, and the share of Asian Americans admitted is at the highest level ever -- 25.4 percent. That's up from 22.7 percent a year ago, and a 12 percent increase in the share of the admitted class made up of Asian Americans." ...

https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2019/04/01/share-asian-americans-hits-record-high-harvards-class-admitted

Replies to: Harvard's Admitted Class Has Record Share of Asian Americans

  • sgopal2sgopal2 Registered User Posts: 3,339 Senior Member
    Wonder if this increase has any relation to the ongoing litigation?
  • websensationwebsensation Registered User Posts: 2,070 Senior Member
    Ha, ha. Me thinks the litigation had an effect. Or personality score of Asian Americans suddenly jumped.
  • DeepBlue86DeepBlue86 Registered User Posts: 1,027 Senior Member
    Agree the litigation could have affected things, also wonder if a few more children of “Crazy Rich Asians” might’ve applied this year...
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 31,966 Senior Member
    It could be as simple as more Asian American kids are showing a deep and convincing interest in non-stem majors. Of course, for a top performer, activated in the right ways, able to pull together a good app, that improves chances.
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