Yeah, they called the school directly and that’s what the admissions person told them. Haha so obviously it’s something you don’t know about. (And I don’t blame you). They all got rejected shortly after submitting there supplemental application which obviously asks about ethics, morals and core values, and due to the nature of the questions (and it being a religious school) their faith was brought up. I even think they might ask about it in the supplemental?Look idk what you want me to tell you, the school loses nothing by giving acceptances out to students even if they end up not going there. The schools gives out way more acceptances then end up coming. There are plenty of LDS people here and will continue to be as well.
And just because a school is private doesnt mean they can discriminate (at least not publicly). Meharry obviously prefera minorities but they could never tell someone you got rejected based on being white. Likewise LLU is not stupid enough to tell someone they are rejected based on their faith. (Which again doesnt make sense in the first place since the school struggles to find people willing to keep the standard to begin with).
Im not saying they wouldnt take an SDA over an LDS given the same stats. But when would they be TOLD it was because they are LDS. Rejection letters just say exactly that, you are rejected. If these people called and asked why I gurantee “because you are LDS” is not the reason.
The school isn’t infallible, but this is ridiculous. Ive heard of a school like Case Western not preferring LDS because they used to accept a lot and LDS students would never donate money back to the school because we are already donating 10% back to tithing. Even then its just here-say, again though the school would never outright tell someone it is because of their faith.
So, I was just curious what you knew and could explain why. Obviously your very partial towards your school and seem to be very defensive about something you don’t know a whole lot about. Trust me, I get your argument because I thought the same thing. But when I heard the same story 3 different times by applicants who were of the LDS faith, I kind of got the pattern and hint. And another note, only 2 of these applicants knew each other. The other was a completely unrelated Individual whom I only knew, sounds like it wasn’t a fluke. But hey, it’s been a year or two so maybe they changed their ways.
It’s great they you got in. Maybe your dad or relative went there. Or are a 4th year and this is a more recent trend, idk. But, if I were you, I’d check into things like that. Sounds like your schools not very up front or as transparent as it should be (also not just in an admissions perspective, I’ve heard other things from some graduates about other issues) or maybe you just haven’t cared to fully look into it. But I would do a little research (might be too late at this point) and learn a little bit about the school you’re attending and basically setting you up for your career.