Survey Finds Pennsylvania Schools Dropping Discriminatory Questions

Pennsylvania colleges, universities and professional schools are asking fewer questions about applicants’ religion, race and nationality, it was established in a triennial survey conducted by the Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council.

The number of schools asking no discriminatory questions increased from 27 in 1950 and 40 in 1953 to 59 this year, the JCRC revealed. The number of schools which asked only the question about race has finally reached zero, while the number asking for the religion of the applicant was 15-all denominational schools. The number of schools asking all three of the discriminatory questions had dropped from 23 six years ago to nine this year, the JCRC survey found.

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