The admissions process for getting into Harvard University is kept under lock and key. And because it’s one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the US — if not the premier — smarty-pants from all over the world pay careful attention to who gets in, and how. And why.
This year, Harvard sent acceptance letters to a mere 4.6 percent of its applicants. But a lawsuit against the institution is accusing the school of directing a significant number of those letters away from more-deserving students of Asian descent. . .
SFFA’s suit against Harvard claims that although Asian-American students tend to apply to the school with stronger academic and extra-curricular credentials, they are unfairly “rated down” in subjective categories pertaining to personality traits.
If Harvard applicants were granted admission based solely on their academic merit, Asian-Americans would have made up more than 43 percent of the 2013 freshmen…according to a Harvard study from that same year. . .
Putting the alleged disparity in perspective, SFFA claims that an Asian-American male applicant to Harvard with a 25 percent chance of admission would actually have a much better chance if he were of another race: 35 percent chance if he was Caucasion, 75 percent if he were Hispanic, and 95 percent chance if he were African-American. (Read more from “Harvard Sued for Racial Discrimination Against Asian-Americans – as Confirmed by Their Own Study” HERE)