Harvard Faces DOJ Probe Over Affirmative-Action Policies

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    If you really believe this, then you believe we should not have a football team. What was the average SAT score of our players? Do you even want to know?
     
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    I can live with true equal admission standards but I would cut back big time on the slots they are giving to foreign students.
     
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    According to Morgan Freeman Jews as a sub group have the highest IQ on average followed by Far East Asians then non-Jew Caucasions. I wonder if Jews get discriminated against in admission policies?
     
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    So does UF... you don't even provide a HS transcript until accepted based on whole package.
     
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    Diversity plays a part too. Academic scholarships, since they reward, well, academics, should be based on grades and Sat's as should admission unless you have a special talent. Which also has value be it sports, or drama, or writing, or the other plethora of scholarships available to educate those with special talents.
     
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    Noone check IQ so no.
     
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    They consider transcripts also. If you are in on a baseball scholarship they will consider it less, than if you are getting in just to pursue a degree. For that self reported GPA, Sat's obtained directly, then other factors that make you well rounded.

    http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/apply/freshman/
     
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    Yes, I understand all that, I have a kid there. They do not even ask for your transcript (just self reported GPA) until AFTER accepting you, mainly because GPAs are now worthless.
     
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    I don't think they are worthless. Case in point, have a kid that blew out the sats at 13, math prodigy. Could give two sh.ts about school except I make him because he loves drama, where all his attention goes. I do think GPA matters, because he can be smart enough to ace the sats at 13 since its math and reading that does not mean he has the fortitude to turn in paper on time. Conversely you can go to a small school or home school and have a 4.3 but no ability to get through college math if you flunk Sats. All should, in my opinion, be considered.
     

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