According to preliminary numbers, minority enrollement at the University seems poised to drop this year, after the U.S. Supreme Court forced the University to re-formulate its undergraduate admissions procedures.

“ANN ARBOR — Seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the University of Michiganís undergraduate formula of awarding admission points based on race, the number of applications from blacks, Hispanics and American Indians is down 23 percent from the same time last year.

And the number of those admitted is down 30 percent.

Officials stressed the figures are only preliminary and thousands more applications will continue to be reviewed in a process the school hopes to finish by the first week of April. The application deadline was Feb. 1. […]

The university said it has reviewed 44 percent of applications from minority students, while 69 percent of non-minority applications have been reviewed, indicating that minority studentsí applications also have been arriving later in the admissions cycle. … “

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Author: Rob