Office of Civil Rights: No Evidence of Anti-Asian Discrimination in Princeton Admissions

Nassau Hall, oldest building on Princeton campus, 1754, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Nassau Hall, oldest building on Princeton campus, 1754, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has concluded an investigation into admissions practices at Princeton University. The Office reports that it has found no evidence  that the school discriminates against Asian American applicants.

The investigation was initiated by a complaint filed in 2006 by an Asian American applicant who contends that he was rejected from the school on the basis of his race. Jian Li asserted in 2006 that Princeton holds Asian American applicants “to a higher standard” than other applicants.

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