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 Status and College Admission

There is an article posted on the “US News & World Report” website today about legacy status and college admission. The article discusses how legacy status does indeed give students an advantage in the highly selective college admissions process, but it is not the deciding factor in admissions decisions. We … 

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Legacy Admission at Harvard

There’s an article in “The Crimson” today that cites legacy admission at Harvard to “hover around 30% – more than four times the regular admission rate.” So if you’re the son or daughter of at least one Harvard College or Radcliffe College alum, you have four times as good of … 

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