ERIC Number: ED049715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Black Admissions to Large Universities: Are Things Changing?
Sedlacek, William E.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine if large, predominantly white universities had changed their admission policies for black students since 1969, and whether the number of black freshmen had changed. One hundred and ten questionnaires were sent to such institutions throughout the U.S., 107 of which returned them. Questions were asked about (1) undergraduate enrollment, new freshmen, and the number of black freshmen newly matriculated; (2) regular admission policies for freshmen; (3) special programs in which mostly blacks are enrolled and admission criteria for these programs; and (4) special admission policies for blacks if any. The findings indicated that the median percentage of black freshmen had gone from 3 percent in 1969 to 4 percent in 1970. In addition, more schools were using recommendations, extracurricular activities, and interviews, and fewer were using standardized tests, and high school grades alone as predictors for all students, including blacks. There was almost no change in the number employing open admissions (10 percent in 1969 and 12 percent in 1970). This report also discusses findings of other research studies, and issues in predicting black student success. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.