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COLUMN: As elite college applications soar, legacy admissions still give wealthy and connected students an edge

Few elite colleges in the midst of choosing their freshman classes like to admit how often they give preference to legacy applicants, a practice that largely benefits higher-income students and by some estimates can double or even quadruple an applicant’s chances of getting in. That’s why I should not have been surprised that most colleges I asked […]