UT Chancellor Cigarroa Launches Admissions Review

A preliminary inquiry into admissions practices at the University of Texas at Austin found no systemic favoritism among candidates lawmakers had recommended to the university president, according to findings made public Thursday.

But the study also found that such students were admitted at a higher rate than the overall acceptance rate. That raised enough concern that UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will lead a review and revision of all admissions practices at the system's campuses. 

Questions about favoritism in admissions were initially raised by UT System Regent Wallace Hall, whose personal investigations into the system's flagship university have ...

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