Can Greentree University Adopt Holistic Admissions Practices and Still Maintain Status as an Elite Institution?

Journal Article

Despite legal challenges, universities are increasingly using holistic admissions practices to accomplish affirmative action and increased student diversity. The admissions committee of the college of nursing at an elite university grapples with the potential outcomes of adopting a holistic admissions process. The case offers the legal and theoretical contexts surrounding affirmative action in higher education. The reader is prompted to consider the value of diversity in the university setting, and the legal and ethical perspectives surrounding admissions practices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewis, LS

Published Date

  • June 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 126 - 134

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1555-4589

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1555-4589

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1555458920985555


  • en