The Smell of Privilege in Admissions

It’s a distinct smell. It’s a smell that leads one side of the mouths of admissions officers to rise, a visible sign of disdain. It’s a smell that inspires admissions officers to root against applicants — often with great fervor. It’s the smell of privilege and the applications of so … 

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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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