PERSPECTIVES: “The Struggle Continues” Lower-Income Students Getting Admitted to Elite Higher

FROM THE NY TIMES:College Simply, an organization that combs admissions standards nationwide, estimates that applicants with SATs of 1370 (that’s in the 94th percentile) could make the grade there (at elite schools). But unless they are among the privileged–athletes in patrician sports like fencing, for instance, or the offspring of alumni–their chances of being accepted there, or at similarly selective schools like M.I.T. and Harvard, rival the odds of finding a four-leaf clover.”

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