Asian Students Face Higher Admissions Bar

November 16, 2006

Although only about 4.5% of the general population, as much as 30% of the student population at elite US colleges is Asian-American -- and a growing body of evidence suggests their enrolment should be much higher. Federal civil-rights officials are investigating charges by a top Chinese-American student that he was rejected by Princeton last spring because of his race and national origin. Voter attacks on affirmative action admissions programs may soon force US schools to boost Asian enrolment. University Business