For years, many Asian-American students have been convinced that it is harder for them to gain admission to the nation’s top schools.
Studies show that Asian-Americans meet these colleges’ admissions standards far out of proportion to their 6 percent representation in the United States.
Thus, they often need test scores hundreds of points higher than applicants from other ethnic groups to have an equal chance of admission.
Many colleges in the United States consider ethnic group percentages as a criterion for admission.
Critics of this system say that Asian-American students would need to go above and beyond to gain admission to these schools.
They also claim that the universities that don’t consider race in admission have double the Asian-American percentage that Ivy League universities do.
This proves the existence of discrimination in the admissions process.
They believe that Asian-Americans are evaluated not as individuals, but against the thousands of other over-achieving Asian-Americans who are stereotyped as boring academic robots.