The Moment is Now to End Legacy Admission

For many years, from atop our soapbox in elite college admissions, we at Ivy Coach have argued against the practice of legacy admission. We believe the practice of offering preferential treatment in admissions to the progeny of a school’s alumni base is an anachronistic practice more befitting an aristocracy than … 

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Congressional Bill Seeks to End Legacy Admissions

Could the end of legacy admission be near? As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we have long called for America’s elite universities to do away with legacy admission, an anachronistic admissions practice more befitting an aristocracy than our supposed American meritocracy. In fact, we’ve long … 

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An Irony of Legacy Admission

There’s a powerful editorial today in The Harvard Crimson by a current Harvard student, Jasmine M. Green, who writes a beautiful letter to her future, imaginary child, letting him or her know why even though legacy admission has helped generations of white applicants earn admission to Harvard, she supports its … 

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Legacy Admission Must End

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know well, we’ve been calling for an end to the practice of legacy admission for many years. In short, we believe offering preferential treatment to the progeny of a school’s alumni base is an anachronistic practice more befitting an aristocracy — not … 

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Picking Apart Legacy Admission

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we have been calling for an end to the practice of legacy admission for many years. Before schools like Johns Hopkins University and Amherst College gave the heave-ho to legacy admissions, we stood atop our soapbox in college … 

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A Boycott to End Legacy Admissions

From atop our soapbox in elite college admissions, we have long called for an end to the practice of offering preferential treatment in admissions decision-making to the progeny of a school’s alumni-base. The practice, known as legacy admission, is as much an anachronism these days as are CDs and typewriters. … 

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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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