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Harvard University: Asian-American Applicants and Harvard

harvard university: The Johnston Gate at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass, according to Toronto Star. Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than any other race on personal traits like positive personality, likability, courage and kindness, according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed as part of a lawsuit against the university. But the students' personal ratings significantly dragged down their chances of being admitted, the analysis found. HADLEY GREEN / The New York Times file photo The court documents, filed in federal court in Boston, also showed that Harvard conducted an internal investigation into its admissions policies in 2013 and found a bias against Asian-American applicants. The documents came out as part of a lawsuit charging Harvard with systematically discriminating against Asian-Americans, in violation of civil rights law. But Harvard never made the findings public or acted on them. ( As reported in the news.