University of California Admissions Disgrace’

Disir

Gold Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2011
Messages
22,749
Reaction score
5,130
Points
290
The scandal involving admissions at the University of California has gotten worse since Tuesday, when the state auditor released a report that was harshly critical of UC -- and in particular its Berkeley campus -- for "improper influence in admissions decisions." The report says the university system "has not treated applicants fairly or consistently." And the report made clear that the scandal was not just about Varsity Blues.

The audit is based on a review of the university's campuses at Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara from 2013-14 through 2018-19. In that time those campuses admitted 22 applicants as athletes "even though the students did not have the athletic qualifications to compete at the university," the audit stated. Berkeley was found to have admitted 42 students, "most of whom were referred to the admissions office because of their families’ histories as donors or because they were related or connected to university staff, even though their records did not demonstrate competitive qualifications for admission."

"By admitting 64 noncompetitive applicants, the university undermined the fairness and integrity of its admissions process and deprived more qualified students of the opportunity for admission," the report said. University of California policy puts strict limits on exceptions to admissions rules -- and bars the admission of wealthy students solely on the basis of their wealth.

I am shocked! SHOCKED!

I would say that this is but one area they have turned college admissions into a joke.
 

harmonica

Diamond Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2017
Messages
32,058
Reaction score
8,474
Points
1,340
....Berkeley --enough said.......it's like a Star Trek episode where the people/culture are brainwashed/nonsensical/etc
 

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top