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Posted on 05/22/2012 10:25:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Breitbart News has learned that the transfer class that entered Columbia College in the fall of 1981 with Obama was one of the worst in recent memory, according to Columbia officials at the time.
A Nov. 18, 1981 article in the Columbia Spectator, Tight Housing Discourages Transfer Applications to CC, written by student Jeremy Feldman and quoting admissions officials, reported: On paper at least, the quality of the students accepted [as transfers] has declined along with the number of applicants, the officials say.
Feldman, quoting Robert Boatti, Assistant Dean of Admissions, as well as the late college Dean Arnold Collery, continued:
Boatti also attributed the drop in transfer application to the Colleges policy of requiring transfer students to take courses in its core curriculum and to the limited availability of financial aid for them.Boatti confirmed Collerys observations.
He added a majority of the transfers come here from college in the New York area. Many come from community colleges, rather than the nations top schools.
Even the unhappiest people dont transfer from Harvard, Boatti said.
In grades and other indicators of academic performance, the crop of transfer applicants doesnt stand out the way they did before, [Dean Arnold] Collery said.
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His verbal was probably 500 or less, out of 800. His math would probably be below 400, out of 800.
I’ll guess he had an 850 SAT, out of 1600. But it could be much lower.
There are any number of ways to post them anonymously.
Personally, if I were them, I'd post them whether they are 'legal' or not, and dare the administration to come after them.
Hawaii Prep school in 78, he took the SAT. No doubt about it.
Back then, if you chose to, you could fill out a small questionnaire when taking the SAT that listed your self-reported GPA and your intended program of study. This info was sent to a bazillion colleges and universities for recruiting purposes.
I bet someone looked into the records at a couple of schools Obama would consider and found them pretty easily, given Obama’s unusual name.
Also, I am 99% confidant that his high school would force its students to take the PSAT in 10th grade. These tests were used in determining National Merit Scholar candidates. If Obama scored over 1300 (old scale) on the PSAT, his name would be in the local paper as a Semi-Finalist. If not, then he scored below this level.
Someone in Hawaii needs to look up the old newspapers CA 1978.
Back then, a 1300 was a bare minimum to get into an Ivy, unless one was a minority.
Actually, the PSAT range would be 1976-1978
I think the speller on my Android did that. I always designate Columbia University because there is an online school that goes by ‘Columbia College’. My daughter chose Penn and turned down Harvard. Columbia was never a candidate.
These wealthy schools have what are called “named scholarships” from private donors. The donors rely on the school’s financial aid office to assign these to students. Once a student is accepted for admission the school makes enrollment possible through these funds. The well is deep at the ivy schools and cost really is no object. There are also grants awarded from the schools’ endowment income, which is in the billions.
These wealthy schools have what are called “named scholarships” from private donors. The donors rely on the school’s financial aid office to assign these to students. Once a student is accepted for admission the school makes enrollment possible through these funds. The well is deep at the ivy schools and cost is really no object. There are also grants awarded from the schools’ endowment income, which is are the billions. Once Obama got over the ivy enrollment hurdle, he was home free.
Why not demand the release of the actual test scores.
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