Asian Quotas in the Ivy League?

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Are there Asian quotas in the Ivy League? Inconceivable!

Over the last twenty years, America’s population of college-age Asians has roughly doubled and Asian academic achievement has reached new heights, but there has been no increase whatsoever in Asian enrollment in those elite universities and indeed substantial declines at Harvard and several other Ivies. Meanwhile, other top colleges such as Caltech that admit students based on a strictly meritocratic and objective standard have seen Asian numbers increase fully in line with the growth of the Asian population.

Asian Enrollment Trends

Ivy League schools admit their students by a totally opaque and subjective process, only somewhat related to academic performance or other objective factors, and leading American journalists such as Pulitzer-Prize winner Daniel Golden have documented the powerful evidence that this system is laced with favoritism and even outright corruption. In recent years, Asian enrollments at all the Ivies have converged to a very narrow range and remained relatively constant from year to year, a remarkably suspicious result that seems strongly suggestive of an implicit Asian Quota. Indeed, the statistical evidence for a present-day Asian Quota is arguably stronger than that for the notorious Jewish Quota of the Ivies during the 1920s and 1930s, the existence of which was widely denied at the time by university administrators but is now universally accepted.


  1. Bruce Charlton says:

    Why the question mark?

    The difference is that the Jewish quota was open and explicit – at least that was the impression I had gathered from e.g. Richard Feynman’s experience – whereas modern administrators lie and the mass media covers-up.

    Because (unlike the Asian quota) the Jewish quota was open and explicit, Jews made alternative arrangements – such as CCNY – which thrived until the Jewish quota was removed in about 1950

  2. Lucklucky says:

    You are in a quota [for your group] if all the others have quotas, even if you don’t have one.

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