Emory's admissions data misreported since at least 2000
- Since at least 2000, administrators at Emory University knowingly misreported information about the SAT and ACT scores, class rank and grade point averages of incoming students to various third parties (including the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. News & World Report), university officials announced Friday.
- The administrators reported the scores and class rank for admitted students--many of whom at the top of the admission pool enrolled at other institutions--as opposed to those of enrolled students, though officials were unable to say exactly how long the university had been reporting the wrong numbers or for what reason.
- Emory's announcement is the second high-profile instance of an elite school misreporting student admissions data after May's announcement by Claremont McKenna College that a dean there had done so.
From the article:
Emory University officials announced Friday that administrators had knowingly misreported information about the SAT and ACT scores, class rank, and grade point averages of incoming students since at least 2000. Instead of reporting scores and class rank for enrolled students, administrators reported that of admitted students, leading to higher numbers because many students at the top of Emory's admission pool enrolled at other institutions. The incorrect data was reported to various third parties, including the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. News & World Report. ...
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