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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Preferential Treatment of Legacy Applicants

If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know where we at Ivy Coach stand on the issue of legacy admission: we have called for an end to the practice of offering preferential treatment to the children and grandchildren of a school’s alumni base. For years from … 

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A Salute to a Senator Opposing Legacy Admission

Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, recently announced that he intends to draft legislation that will propose to remove the tax breaks that certain college donors receive for gifting to their alma maters. Specifically, Senator Wyden’s legislation would be aimed at curbing tax deductions for parents whose gifts are … 

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Ending the Practice of Legacy Admission

Legacy admission, the practice of offering preferential treatment in college admissions decision-making to the progeny of a school’s alumni, is a practice that we believe to be an anachronism of this still young century. In fact, from atop our soapbox in college admissions, we’ve been calling for an end to … 

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