Good Article about Penn's ED

<p><a href="http://www.centralhigh.net/Penn.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.centralhigh.net/Penn.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>digging through my school site , found this old article...</p>

<p>Please click on:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=5351%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=5351&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>for a discussion on "Minority Admissions"</p>

<p>A score of 300 points below the mean SAT I score of an Ivy or a 1100 or 1200 SAT I score, does not preclude an applicant from admission, especially if he/she is a URM (black, latino). Even a score of 500 points below the mean SAT I score of an Ivy or an elite college does not preclude this applicant from admission. It does not preclude an applicant from admission to Harvard with a SAT I score mean of 1500 today. It is well known that Harvard also recruited and admitted white ice hockey players for its Ivy championship team with SAT I scores of 1000 and below. These white players obviously were given preferential treatment in admission, making their admission stats (test scores in SAT I and IIs, and GPAs) almost meaningless, when the athletic preference was given to them, tipping the decision to admit. Some of these students, who are academically deficient, may faiil to graduate, and if they do graduate, they graduate from the bottom of the class taking the least rigorous courses of study.</p>

<p>This situation also occurs with some recruited URMs (blacks and latinos) who are also admited with low SAT I scores, some with as much as 2 1/2 standard deviations below the mean, or 500 points below the mean SAT I of 1500 of the entering class of Harvard College or any other Ivy or elite college.</p>

<p>Please check the SAT I score distribution of the Verbal and Math scores of the recent admitted class at Brown U., an illustrious Ivy school. Click on:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Admission/profile.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Admission/profile.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Please look at the SAT I data presented on this site for the recent admitted class. Note the Verbal SAT I scores distribution. You will see that Brown admitted 21 students with Verbal scores of 450 to 490. Note the SAT I Math scores. You will see that Brown admitted 8 students with Math scores between 450 to 490.</p>

<p>Most of these students are from the preferred groups in admissions, mainly lower scoring URMs or athletes given preferential treatment in admissions, making their test scores almost meaningless in their admissions, because they are 2 1/2 standard deviations below the mean SAT I Math and the mean SAT I Verbal scores at Brown.</p>

<p>As far as I know, Brown is the only Ivy school which releases this kind of SAT I data of its admitted class. It would be more interesting if this data were disaggregated according to racial and ethnic groups, as well as athletes, all given perferred status in admissions with lowered stats. I am sure each Ivy has done this behind closed doors, but they will never release this data, because it would be damning and show how grossly unfair the admissions process really is, making academic stats virtually MEANINGLESS for groups given preferential treatment in admissions, such as URMs and athletes. The racial perferences for URMs tip the scales the most in admission, more than any other preference, including the athletic, legacy and geographical preferences used in admissions in the elite colleges.</p>

<p>It's old, that's the thing. It's 2x, 3x more competitive now</p>