Affirmative Action at the University of Oxford

In a controversial decision, Oxford University has announced new guidelines that are aimed at increasing the number of low-income and minority students who are admitted to the university. Under the new procedures, admissions officials will consider the academic record of the schools where candidates for admission spent their pre-college years. Students with high academic qualifications from schools that have not had a history of sending students to Oxford would be given a preference when the university decides which candidates will be granted an interview by admissions officials.