The Real Reasons Legacy Preferences Exist

Joe Pinsker on 2019-04-04

Several schools forgo or have abandoned the practice, and seem to be faring just fine

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Applying to college as a legacy is like having a superpower. It has been estimated to double or quadruple one’s chances of getting into a highly selective school, and has been found to be roughly equivalent to a 160-point boost on the SAT. At the most…