U.S. News & World Report | Legacy Admissions: What It Is and Why Colleges Are Reconsidering It


Legacy admissions has come under heightened scrutiny in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling against college admissions policies that consider an applicant's race. But what is legacy admissions? Associate Professor Julie J. Park explains in this U.S. News & World Report article:

“Being a legacy is kind of like getting the Disney FastPass to go to the front of the line. It’s not that you didn’t pay to get in like everyone else, and you probably have pretty decent credentials. But being legacy is something that gives you an extra boost," explains Park. 

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