Legacy Admission

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Malcolm R

 

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August 9, 2016

 

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Legacy admissions have been present for a number of years, and continue to be used through out many major universities today. Legacy admission is most commonly seen amongst Ivy League and elite schools across the nation. In the 1920’s institutions like Yale, Harvard, and Princeton formalized their policies that favored children of alumni in order to appease graduate fathers (Turner 375)...
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Legacy admission is most commonly seen amongst Ivy League and elite schools across the nation. In the 1920’s institutions like Yale, Harvard, and Princeton formalized their policies that favored children of alumni in order to appease graduate fathers (Turner 375). During the earlier years of this practice schools admitted, “All alumni students who could demonstrate a minimum level of ability” (Turner 375), but now the constant debate of whether this is ethical or not has led to a decline in students being admitted this way...
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