An Asian American student from Florida with a 1590 SAT score who was rejected from six elite universities has joined the Supreme Court case seeking to end race-based admissions.
“I gave them my test scores, and then they must’ve ran the model on that… [they] told me I had a 20% chance of getting accepted to Harvard as an Asian American and a 95% chance as an African American,” Wang, whose parents immigrated from China, told Fox News
Wang has since been accepted at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The two landmark cases
— Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina — were kept separate by the Supreme Court due to Harvard’s status as a private institution; UNC, on the other hand, is public. The case against Harvard examines whether the university violated Title VI
of the Civil Rights Act by “discriminating against Asian American applicants in favor of white applicants,” while UNC is similarly being sued for refusing to consider a “race-neutral alternative
” in their admissions.
The Supreme Court is expected to make its decisions for both cases before July 4.