OU recently adopted a holistic admissions policy that allows the university to admit students who might have been rejected under the university's automatic admissions requirements. That new policy includes a range of admissions considerations that weren't included in the old system, but the applicant's race isn't among them.
The new system is designed to take into account a student's work ethic and academic potential as well as high school grades and scores on college entrance exams.
Likewise, Oklahoma State University officials don't look at applicants' race when deciding whom to admit. OSU spokesman Gary Shutt said the university doesn't expect any impact from the decision.
“While we work hard to diversify our student body, we do not take race into account for admissions,” he said. “It is not a criteria.”