FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Word of an August 2017 Justice Department inquiry into how race factors into admissions at Harvard University has left top-tier colleges bracing for scrutiny of practices that have boosted diversity levels to new highs. While they keep their selection formulas under wraps, Ivy League colleges defend race-conscious approaches that contributed to a 17 percent increase in nonwhite students over a recent five-year span.
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Word of an August 2017 Justice Department inquiry into how race factors into admissions at Harvard University has left top-tier colleges bracing for scrutiny of practices that have boosted diversity levels to new highs. While they keep their selection formulas under wraps, Ivy League colleges defend race-conscious approaches that contributed to a 17 percent increase in nonwhite students over a recent five-year span. Elise Amendola AP
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Word of an August 2017 Justice Department inquiry into how race factors into admissions at Harvard University has left top-tier colleges bracing for scrutiny of practices that have boosted diversity levels to new highs. While they keep their selection formulas under wraps, Ivy League colleges defend race-conscious approaches that contributed to a 17 percent increase in nonwhite students over a recent five-year span. Elise Amendola AP

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