Asian-Americans challenge ideas of race in U.S. universities

by riamn. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

Here’s an article I found in the International Herald Tribune that reveals some interesting facts about how Asian Americans are represented in America’s top colleges and universities.

Across the United States, at elite private and public universities, Asian enrollment is near an all-time high. Asian-Americans make up less than 5 percent of the population but typically make up 10 to 30 percent of students at the nation’s best colleges: In 2005, the last year with across-the-board numbers, Asians made up 24 percent of the undergraduate population at Carnegie Mellon and at Stanford, 27 percent at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14 percent at Yale and 13 percent at Princeton. More…