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Asian Students Flocking into American Universities

In today’s Pope Center piece, Zack Fleming, a grad student in engineering at North Carolina State, writes about a trend he has observed first hand — more and more students from Asia pursuing their degrees in universities here. Why? Zack suggests several reasons.

An irony here is that while it’s easy for good Asian students to get into graduate programs in American universities, many Americans of Asian descent who have superb academic records find it hard to get into top universities as undergraduates because they aren’t regarded as “diverse.”

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.