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.