No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life by Thomas J. Espenshade
Against the background of today's increasingly multicultural society, do elite colleges in America recognize the success of a diverse student body? There is no longer separation, but not yet equality…
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Against the background of today's increasingly multicultural society, do elite colleges in America recognize the success of a diverse student body? There is no longer separation, but not yet equality draws the curtain on the selective college experience and receives a strict and comprehensive look at how the race and social class affect each stage - from application and acceptance, to enrollment and student life on campus. On the grounds that elite higher education contributes to both social mobility and inequality, authors investigate areas such as the advantages of admission to minorities, educational attainment gaps associated with race and class, the unequal burden of paying tuition, and satisfaction with university experience. The analysis of the book is based on the data provided by the national survey of the college experience, which was collected from more than 9,000 students who applied to one of the 10 selected colleges between the early 1980s and the late 1990s.
The authors explore the composition of applicants' pools, participate in the background and "selective acceptance improvement strategies" - including AP classes, preparatory test courses, and non-curricular programs - to assess how these applications are enhanced. On campus, authors study room choices, friendship circles, and social interaction degrees, and discover that while students of different racial and class conditions are not in college, they do not mix as one would expect.
The book encourages increased interaction between student groups and calls for educational institutions to improve access for students with low socioeconomic status. There is no longer, but not equal, chapter providing valuable insights into the complex works of the higher education system in America..
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