As Harvard battles claims of bias in its admissions, Princeton recalls its own test

August 31, 2018

Janet Lavin Rapelye, dean of admission at Princeton University, is watching the Harvard case but says a federal education department review found insufficient evidence to prove that Princeton discriminates against Asian or Asian American applicants.

By Staff

As Harvard faces claims of bias in its admissions process – inflamed this week by a U.S. Justice Department legal brief that endorses those claims – an official at Princeton, another Ivy League university, recently recalled how her university once faced similar scrutiny.

After two students claimed Princeton discriminated against Asian and Asian American students, the U.S. Department’s Office of Civil Rights conducted an investigation that spanned nine years and concluded there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations.

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