The university says it adheres to Supreme Court rulings over decades that have allowed the use of race within certain limits.
ADThe Supreme Court in 2016 upheld — within limits — the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin.
California voters on Nov. 3 rejected a ballot measure that would have repealed a ban on the use of race in public university admissions and other situations.
Thursday’s ruling in the Harvard case was another development in a debate over admissions that has long stirred passions.
“Harvard has demonstrated that it values all types of diversity, not just racial diversity,” the ruling said.