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Admissions Lotteries Could Negatively Impact Certain Groups

November 8, 2021

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Presented by Michigan News

Many advocates for more equitable college admissions policies have called for random-draw lotteries as a simple and transparent way to fix the “problem” of elite college admissions. However, simulations of lottery admissions conducted in a new study find dramatic and negative potential effects of lotteries on the admission of students of color, low-income students and men.

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