Skip to comments.Exclusive: The VettingóDid Obama Have Lower SAT Scores Than George W. Bush?
Posted on 05/22/2012 10:25:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Breitbart News has learned that the transfer class that entered Columbia College in the fall of 1981 with Obama was one of the worst in recent memory, according to Columbia officials at the time.
A Nov. 18, 1981 article in the Columbia Spectator, Tight Housing Discourages Transfer Applications to CC, written by student Jeremy Feldman and quoting admissions officials, reported: On paper at least, the quality of the students accepted [as transfers] has declined along with the number of applicants, the officials say.
Feldman, quoting Robert Boatti, Assistant Dean of Admissions, as well as the late college Dean Arnold Collery, continued:
Boatti also attributed the drop in transfer application to the Colleges policy of requiring transfer students to take courses in its core curriculum and to the limited availability of financial aid for them.Boatti confirmed Collerys observations.
He added a majority of the transfers come here from college in the New York area. Many come from community colleges, rather than the nations top schools.
Even the unhappiest people dont transfer from Harvard, Boatti said.
In grades and other indicators of academic performance, the crop of transfer applicants doesnt stand out the way they did before, [Dean Arnold] Collery said.
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Did he EVER EVEN take the “SAT”?!
I would literally bet my life savings on it...
The SAT is racist; just look at the Asian scores.
Hmmm....I’d have though based on his past as we know it, all any ‘application’ he’d have needed just say FOREIGN/BLACK. I doubt he ever took an SAT.
Just a question here — last week-end’s Breitbart article confirmed that O graduated from Colombia University — is there a Colombia University AND a Colombia College or one and the same?
Knowing Brietbart.com, I predict that they will wait until all the media and libs deny and defend The One, claiming Obama is a genius and has perfect SATs. Then Brietbart will drop the SAT score dox.
The implied assumption that GWB is a dullard isn’t warranted. I don’t care about O’s SAT score. I can see what he is doing to this country and that is enough.
BTW, the article said that student aid was "tight" at the time. If OweBama didn't get foreign aide for his studies, how did OweBama pay for his studies?
Me thinks Breitbart has more facts than what they're showing...
Ops. Not student aid, but housing was “tight.” I would like to know how he paid for Columbia, though...
Do they allow teleprompters while taking the SAT?
Colombia University is the ivy. It’s in Manhattan. The Preezy went there.
I would bet my LIFE on it.
If there was anything in the foreign exchange student’s past that was admirable, it would have been waved around by his adoring fans AND a special press conference would have been held to present the record as proof of Obama’s brilliance. Oh, and it would appear as the background on the White House website.
Instead, every record that exists is sealed by executive order and the libs don’t give a crap. Amazing how those rose-colored glasses change their views.
Where are the legal challenges to get The One’s transcripts unsealed? Why isn’t he having to fight back one legal challenge after another?
Somehow he was able to get two of his challenger’s divorce records pried open. How did that happen? Are divorce records public but school transcripts not?
One thing you know for sure when electing a republican to office. You will know that he has been thoroughly disemboweled and vetted by the media. With a democrat it will always be pot luck.
Still two sections on the test back then. I am guessing a 510 on the Verbal portion and a 420 on the Math.
“every record that exists is sealed by executive order”
He will only have that executive order power for the next 6 months. What then? Romney better not keep those records sealed in the name of some presidential protocol.
Must be the racist bias in the SATs. ;’) Thanks Olog-hai.
Not good enough for a half-white boy from Hawaii to gain admittance to Columbia, but on the stellar end for an exchange student from Kenya.
Does anyone know what a 1/32 Cherokee score is worth?
Obama claims to have graduated Summa Cum Laude but can’t prove he went to class. He admits his last two years of high school were a daze because he was stoned and drunk, yet he was admitted to college, apparently without taking SATs.
Obama sealed his school records so no one can see his grades, writings, or attendance status. Has anybody investigated archived newspapers in the areas Obama went to school to see if he ever was listed on an honor roll or dean’s list? I know a Reverend Manning investigated Barack Obama’s or Barry Soetoro’s attendance at Columbia and could not find one piece of evidence that he ever attended Columbia. They, interviewed staff, searched yearbooks, referenced excerpts from “Dreams of My Father” and found addresses Obama said he lived at during his attendance didn’t even exist. An Obama identified classmate friend (Phil Bonner) at Columbia was found to never have attended the school. Does Obama have a bad memory or is he just a fraudulent liar?
Given Breitbart's history, it may be the bait to get the liberal defense media to have a scoff party and have Jon Stewart softshoe some snidery, before they produce the results.
Or, also possible, is that Breitbart has his SATs, but not legally. Then they can only use the information to rattle and taunt.
Which of these two Presidents has proven intelligent enought to fly (solo) a military jet?
I wouldn’t trust obama to push an elevator button.
I hope you’re right. I’d be delighted.
” Did Obama Have Lower SAT Scores Than George W. Bush?
I would literally bet my life savings on it... “
Make that two life savings on it....Obama without a teleprompter is a near-illiterate stuttering, stammering jackass.
Obama’s main problem is ignorance. He is reasonably smart but there is no way his SAT’s were higher than Bush’s. If his SAT’s were respectable he would have released them and done a victory lap long ago. They are almost certainly embarrassing and will remain under lock and key.
” Obama claims to have graduated Summa Cum Laude but cant prove he went to class.”
Sorry, this is not possible, unless Obama took 32 courses in basket weaving. Obama is not very bright.
Who is required to take the TOEFL? Isn't it incoming international students and students whose primary language is other than English? Did the TOEFL even exist then?
Things that make one go hmmmmm?? could the presence of this type of test be the reason all scores are sealed?
But, it would be interesting to find out if he did claim foreign student status...
A University is a collection of Colleges though often the colleges are not named differently. The University of Chicago has an undergraduate college within it called The College of the University of Chicago, grad students are not in the College but are in the University. Columbia University has Columbia College for undergraduates within its umbrella.
So there are one and the same but not really.
Oh, I am betting that The Disaster NEVER took an SAT or the ACT.
Yuuup! Breitbart.com plays those clowns like a fiddle. Pass the popcorn!
The money came from a Saudi and was arranged through Percy Sutton.
We haven't even seen a list of the courses he took. We can only guess.
Does Obama have a bad memory or is he just a fraudulent liar?
How about both? He can't seem to say more than a few words without looking at his written statement when he comes to the Rose Garden to speak from a podium. If lying can be defined as "an attempt to deceive" he is surely a liar.
Obama is always the smartest man in the room......great, until you consider the other people in the room.........
Does anyone know if there’s a precedent to a president issuing a similar EO blanket sealing their medical, school and other records?
How about calling him The Man-made Disaster?
I took the SAT for my brother - no problem. Got him onto the U. They thought he should take up engineering. He was a libo and voted for Oboma(now regrets it).
I vote fraudulent liar.
Colombia is in South America. It's Columbia University in New York and the undergraduate college is called Columbia College.
However, he has some smarts because he did pass the Illinois Bar Exam, even though he later had his license taken away because (allegedly) of a fraudulent application.
Breitbart would not have run this headline if they didn’t already know the answer.
Their modus operandi is:
(1) put a teaser out
(2) wait and let the left react and spin the story
(3) put out the fact proving the truth, which causes the left to get tangled up in their (now obvious) web of lies
Either Obama’s SAT scores were lower, or he never took the SAT and was admitted to college due to some special circumstance.
Wouldn’t Satan be his mentor?
A free recipe for some French food?
Or a close cousin or uncle of his! LOL!
So that is the Uncle Nick he refers to?
” However, he has some smarts because he did pass the Illinois Bar Exam”
I would have to see him take the test in the flesh
It very well could be!