Americans Weigh-in on if Race Should Factor Into College Admissions Standards


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As the debate over college admissions policies continues, a new survey finds that

73% say colleges and universities should not consider race or ethnicity

when making decisions about student admissions.

78% of white adults,

65% of Hispanics,

62% of blacks and…

59% of (English speaking) Asians held this opinion.

When asked about criteria that should be considered for admissions,

67% of Americans thought high school grades should top the list.

In addition to race or ethnicity,

81% say that colleges should not consider an applicant’s gender

68% say whether a relative attended the school should not play a role.

Interestingly,

57% say athletic ability shouldn’t factor in.

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Source: Pew Research


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