Explore the debate and science of Admissions.

August 1, 2023

CounterCurrent: Legacy Admissions Shoutout

Chance Layton

NAS joins the legacy admissions debate with a new symposium.

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June 20, 2023

The Wrong Way to Admit the Other Half: Why We Oppose Class-Based Affirmative Action

Peter Wood

A statement of the National Association of Scholars on class-based preferences in college and university admissions.

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April 28, 2023

Neetu Arnold on "Affirmative Action in College Admissions"

National Association of Scholars

NAS Fellow Neetu Arnold was recently featured on The Final 5 segment on Fox 5. Take a listen as she examines affirmative action in college admissions and the discusses the upcoming Supreme Court......

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March 21, 2023

On The Chopping Block

Kali Jerrard

Does nixing standardized testing make college admissions more equal? 

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January 3, 2023

New Year, Same Old Discrimination?

Marina Ziemnick

Racial discrimination is not just in vogue at American universities—it’s the very foundation of the new model of higher education.

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January 25, 2021

CFER Defends Merit in UC Admissions

National Association of Scholars

Californians for Equal Rights is fighting back against a proposed University of California policy change, one that would abolish standardized testing requirements on all ten campuses.

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June 2, 2020

ACA-5 v.s. Proposition 209

David Acevedo

ACA-5 is a state constitutional amendment that, if passed, will allow California voters to reinstate race, sex, and ethnicity preferences in the state's government, colleges, and universities......

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April 28, 2020

Admissions Lotteries v.s. Merit

David Acevedo

How should college admissions change in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? One scholar argues for random lotteries across the board.

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April 19, 2020

No More Merit

Christopher Kendall

Fred Hess proposes that higher education switch all admissions processes to a random lottery. While the idea is unique, it is likely to create more problems than it solves.

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April 8, 2020

Rethinking University Dependence on Foreign Students

David Randall

Once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, might it not be better if we tried to attract American students and their tuition dollars by competing to provide a rigorous, remunerative education?

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