Does Columbia actually participate in Affirmative Action?

<p>Yes or no?</p>

<p>yes, they do.</p>

<p>Yes (Every institution does).</p>

<p>Of course they do. Notable exceptions: CalTech, Cooper Union, Hillsdale.</p>

<p>well affirmative action in the most narrow sense refers to the preferential treatment of historically underrepresented minorities in admissions and hiring, but in reality when you sort of broaden that definition to refer to a more contextualist approach to admissions in general in which different populations and those with different talents are treated only within their context and not outside of it. it is for this reason that some universities act affirmatively on international students or women engineers.</p>