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Admissions Bias In Midwest

Ohio State and Miami University might be practicing discrimination in their admissions policies, the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO) found.

“Miami University (MU) awarded a large degree of preference in undergraduate admissions to blacks over whites and Asians, and, to a lesser extent, to Hispanics and Asians over whites,” the CEO found. “Ohio State University (OSU) awarded a large degree of preference to Hispanics and blacks over whites, and, to a lesser extent, to Asians over whites.  The evidence of these preferences is manifested in a number of ways.”

“Odds Ratios. The relative odds of admission of a black over a white applicant at MU and OSU were large, controlling for test scores (either the SAT or ACT), grades, gender, residency, and year of admission.”

“Preference was also awarded Hispanics at both schools, controlling for other factors.”

“Both schools granted a modest degree of preference to Asians.”

The CEO [1]is a private think tank headed by Linda Chavez.

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia [2].

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