Showcasing Privilege in College Admissions

One reason why some applicants with great grades and great scores don’t earn admission to highly selective colleges is their predisposition to flaunting privilege on their applications. But, Ivy Coach, what ever do you mean? Don’t students whose parents donate buildings to universities stand a better shot at earning admission … 

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The Advantage of Privilege in Admissions

Much of the news coverage over the course of the last several days has focused on the parents, college athletic coaches, college administrators, and the college consultant involved in the bribery and cheating scandal — and rightly so. But we thought we’d focus today’s post on, well, Dr. Dre. As … 

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Privilege and College Admissions

We came across quite an entertaining little story on the pages of “The New Yorker.” The story, entitled “College-Application Essay,” is written by Paul Rudnick and it’s presumably tongue in cheek. At least we hope that it’s tongue in cheek. We hope a college applicant like this doesn’t actually exist, though we … 

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