Poking Holes in Legacy Admission

Hey hey, ho ho, legacy admission has got to go. From atop our soapbox in college admissions, we’ve been calling for an end to the practice of legacy admission for many years. But we are also not naive. Rather, we recognize that legacy admission offers distinct advantages to our nation’s … 

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Legacy Admissions in Colorado

Legacy admission, the practice of offering preferential treatment to the progeny of a university’s alumni base, is under attack in the state of Colorado. This week, a bill that would prohibit the consideration of legacy status at Colorado’s state-supported institutions, was introduced before the Colorado General Assembly. It’s a bill … 

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Abolishing Legacy Preference

As our loyal readers know all too well, we at Ivy Coach are ardent supporters of ending the practice of legacy admission. Legacy admission, the practice of offering preferential treatment in admissions to the children and grandchildren of a university’s alumni base, is an anachronism in our post-Trump administration America. … 

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Income Brackets at Elite Colleges

Legacy admissions is, in our view, a VHS in a streaming world. The practice of offering preferential treatment to the children and grandchildren of alumni is more fitting an aristocracy — not an American meritocracy. And so when we came across an editorial on the pages of MIT’s newspaper, The … 

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Mike Bloomberg Proposes Ending Legacy Admission

As our loyal readers know all too well, we at Ivy Coach have been calling for an end to the practice of offering preferential treatment to the progeny of a university’s alumni base — to the practice of legacy admissions — for many years. Recently, we applauded Johns Hopkins University … 

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The Practice of Legacy Admissions

We at Ivy Coach have long called for the abolishment of the practice of offering preferential treatment in admissions to the progeny of alumni. And while we are deeply heartened by Johns Hopkins University’s recent proclamation that the school has eliminated legacy admission, we believe in the creed of President … 

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A Mea Culpa on Legacy Admission

Earlier this week, we saluted Johns Hopkins University for announcing the elimination of legacy admission. In that same piece we wrote on Johns Hopkins officially announcing the elimination of legacy admission, we were sure to bring to our readers’ attention that Johns Hopkins had the luxury of being able to … 

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Johns Hopkins University Drops Legacy Admission

As our loyal readers know all too well, Ivy Coach opposes the practice of legacy admission and for many years we have called for our nation’s elite colleges to end this anachronistic practice. It thus gives us great joy to share the news today that Johns Hopkins University has — … 

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Ending the Legacy Advantage

The Editorial Board of The New York Times recently penned a piece calling for an end to the practice of offering preferential treatment to legacies in the college admission process. As we’ve long championed ending legacy admissions, we sure did like the editorial — and particularly because the editorial board … 

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Echoes of a Call to End Legacy Admission

From atop our soapbox in college admissions, we at Ivy Coach have been calling for an end to the practice of colleges offering preferential treatment to the progeny of alumni — a practice known as legacy admission — for many years. We’ve denounced the practice for many reasons over the … 

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