ERIC Number: ED255121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-31
Reference Count: 0
The Ivy Melting Pot: A Progress Report.
Ye, Byung W.
Minority recruitment and admissions at seven Ivy League colleges was studied: Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. The questionnaire, which is appended, collected information on recruitment policies and number of applicants, acceptances, and matriculants from fall 1978 to spring 1983. Each college targeted their recruitment efforts to specific minority groups. Brown, Harvard, Yale, and Pennsylvania experienced a steady increase in minority applications, while Cornell's rate fluctuated. On the average, 13 to 16 percent of the colleges' applications each year were from the targeted minority group. The colleges on the average accepted about 4.5 of minority applicants from the overall applicant pool yearly. While Pennsylvania and Brown had a steady, increased rate of minority acceptances, Harvard had the highest acceptance rate, and Dartmouth had the lowest. Harvard also had the highest minority matriculation rate. Three factors that may be significant in minority recruitment are geographic location, recruitment activities, and better integration. It is speculated that minority acceptance/matriculation rates are approaching a plateau. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brown University RI; Cornell University NY; Dartmouth College NH; Harvard University MA; Ivy League Colleges; Princeton University NJ; University of Pennsylvania; Yale University CT