‘Lone factor’ dictates college automatic admissions

Veronica Lopez was fourth in her class at Akins High School. A music education major, she said she decided in mid-April to attend The University of Texas instead of Texas State University because of its music program and her desire to remain in Austin. “I know I’m going to be challenged when I go to UT,” she said. As one of the top-ranked students in her class, Lopez qualified for automatic admission into UT under the state’s top 10 percent rule. The law—enacted 20 years ago this May—was put into place to increase diversity in Texas’ public universities. As a […]

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