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Thomas J. Espenshade

small_nolongerseperateThomas J. EspenshadeAgainst the backdrop of today's increasingly multicultural society, are America's elite colleges admitting and succeessfully educating a diverse student body?

Thomas Espenshade, professor of sociology at Princeton University, pulls back the curtain on the selective college experience and takes a rigorous and comprehensive look at how race and social class impact application and admission, enrollment, and student life on campus. Based on data provided by the National Survey of College Experience and more than 9,000 student interviews, Espenshade and coauthor Alexandria Walton Radford discover that students from different racial and social classes do not mix as one might expect.

Recorded On: Wednesday, May 05, 2010

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