Harvard University announced Wednesday that the admissions office will be reviewed to determine if the institution is making it easier for minority applicants to enter the college.
The review will examine whether Harvard’s admission office is offering more resources to minority applicants.
Harvard University President Drew Faust announced the review last month after she found the university’s admissions process was being unfairly weighted against minority applicants and minorities.
In a statement, the university said it is reviewing the process to determine whether it is “sufficiently rigorous” to evaluate Harvard’s admissions policies.
The university has long had a strong record of diversity in admissions and admissions officers have had to weigh the need for diversity against the need to offer diversity to students.
The Harvard University student body has a population that is over 90% white and over 80% female.
The school’s president has made it clear that he wants to ensure that Harvard’s campus remains a place where people of color, as well as people of varying backgrounds, are welcomed and treated equally.