Princeton University is touting its recent admission of a class that’s comprised of 68% persons “of color,” after throwing out its standardized testing score requirement.
The Ivy League university announced that it admitted 1,498 new students for it’s 2025 class, with 22% of those students being first-generation and 68% self identified as “people of color.”
A new record number of racial minority students made it into the school after the institution dropped its standardized testing requirement. Students were permitted to add their standardized test score to their application, but the school alleges that those scores played a very limited role in the admissions process.
The university announcement reads that standardized test scores are “but one element” of a new “comprehensive and holistic… review process,” adding that “no minimum test scores” are required for admission, rather an applicant’s “background is considered in context.”
A 2019 lawsuit in Los Angeles, California was brought against the University of California by minority groups claiming that standardized testing is a form of discrimination against race, wealth, and disability. The lawsuit’s claim was that standardized testing is designed to favor wealthy families, though they failed to explain how it’s racist on that basis.
In May, University of California caved and announced that they were dropping their standardized testing requirements as part of a settlement in the 2019 lawsuit. The change is considered a victory by the growing anti-testing movement.
Princeton, already having a reputation for being on the bleeding edge of progressivism, went full-woke following the Black Lives Matter rise to popularity in the month following George Floyd’s death. The school quickly removed the namesake references to former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson, who also served as president of Princeton at one time. The school board claimed that Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies” were no longer worthy of memorializing.
Princeton infamously declared itself to by systemically racist while also defending itself as not actively being discriminatory against minority faculty and students.
Princeton, bending backwards to atone for their history of “anti-Blackness,” is making a series of radical changes in response to a list of demands that was made. One of the changes includes giving minority faculty members extra sabbatical time to aid them with the burden they endure as “emblems… of diversity.”
Author: Annie Wilkins