Harvard rated Asian-American applicants lower on personality traits, suit says

    By: Nor Attisha on Jun 18, 2018

     Anemona Hartocollis writes, "Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than others on traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday by a group representing Asian-American students in a lawsuit against the university.

    Asian-Americans scored higher than applicants of any other racial or ethnic group on admissions measures like test scores, grades and extracurricular activities, according to the analysis commissioned by a group that opposes all race-based admissions criteria. But the students’ personal ratings significantly dragged down their chances of being admitted, the analysis found."

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    Released: June 18, 2018, 9:40 am | Updated: June 18, 2018, 9:41 am
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