Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

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For the past 25 years, JBHE has collected Black student admissions data from the highest-ranked liberal arts colleges. Over this long period, there have been 11 years when Amherst College in Massachusetts reported the highest percentage of Black first-year students. On six occasions, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, had enrolled the highest percentage of Black first-year students. Two years ago, for the first time in the history of our survey, Pomona College in Claremont, California, had the highest percentage of Black students in the entering classes at the nation’s leading lib...

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