U of M Supreme Court Case and School Impact

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of affirmative action, but against The University of Michigan’s undergraduate admissions policy. While the school sees the law implications as a victory, Michigan State says its policy is in line with the court ruling.

A representative for MSU says that its admissions policy doesn’t reward students simply for their race like U of M’s point system.

MSU’s policy operates a two-tiered application process that first evaluates academics and then holistic student features like geographic diversity, socio-economic status and race.

A spokesperson says because of the more individual attention to the application process MSU’s evaluation of students achieves diversity without a quota-like point system used at U of M.


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