Do Asian Students Face Unique Challenges In American College Applications?
In the decade, more and more international students are enrolled in American colleges, and many come from Asian countries. As the New York Times reporter Karin Fischer said in her report, the U.S receives a huge number of college applications from South Korea each year. People from there usually want their children to get higher educations from US institutions, even though that means they have to afford the heavy pressure of expensive tuition and difficult tests. However, in the past two years, the application rate of Asian students began falling. And the phrase “Asian students discrimination” appeared.
“‘You at least need to get 1800 of your SAT scores, or you even don’t have the chance to go abroad, I was told everyday before I came to American college”, Clara Pang, a DePauw University freshman Chinese international student said. The high application rate and higher SAT scores requirement made Chinese applicants stressed and nervous. This situation of unfair admission rate happened not only on the students from Asia, but also on the Asian Americans. “Asian Americans applicants and admittances, on average, score higher on the SAT than students from any other race”, Quynh-Nhu Le, the author from the Harvard Crimson Admissions Blog, points out, “while the percentage of students belonging to most other racial minorities in highly selective colleges have gone up over the years, the percentage of Asian-American students has not”.
According to the admission expert, Jean Webb, the Director of Admissions at Yale Law Scholl said: every college needs to make sure it has diversity of the campus. However, why college admissions consider the problem of races? Does race really matter?
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