Praise for Amherst College

We reported two days ago that Amherst College opted to discontinue the consideration of legacy status in its admissions process. It was a move we hailed as a step in the right direction, though we asked Amherst’s admissions office to release the percentage of legacy students who earn admission over … 

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Amherst College Axes Legacy Admission

For years, we at Ivy Coach have been calling for an end to legacy admission from atop our soapbox in elite college admissions. We believe offering preferential treatment to the children and grandchildren of alumni is an anachronistic practice that has no place in our twenty-first century American meritocracy. It’s … 

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