Evidence suggests that standardized testing has become a faulty measure of preparedness that favors students from affluent backgrounds.
Having students spend time in other parts of the country may heal increasing divisions.
USC’s freshmen class not only had higher average test scores, but is also the most diverse.
Admissions rates increased this year from 18 percent in 2012 to 19.7 percent in 2013.
Though the acceptance rate seems to have gone up, other measures of admitted students' academic achievements are the same.
The majority of students are from California, Texas, Illinois, New York and Washington.
The administration attributes the geographic diversity of students to aggressive recruitment.
For many high school students, the months after applying to college become an incredibly fragile time. Uncertainty about the future makes this group particularly vulnerable to external social and political influences, especially when these influences come from colleges themselves. Taking advantage of this vulnerability will ultimately damage higher education by cultivating a student body that […]
Becoming more like an Ivy League university will grant USC a superior level of prestige.
The Supreme Court should not allow the practice — and likewise, universities should not find ways to independently continue its use.