Is the college admissions system fair?

Do you think people with money have an easier time getting into any college just because they have money? Or are colleges fair when accepting students who try hard?

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  • 2 months ago
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    People with money have the ability to provide their children with a better quality high school education. They can afford to live in expensive neighborhoods with good schools or they can afford to send their kids to good private schools, schools that are more likely to get them admitted to the top universities. They can also provide their children with more books, academic summer camps and tutoring if their kids need it for comprehension or higher SAT/ACT scores. It's not the money per se that makes a difference in college admissions (since many schools are need-blind when it comes to admissions); it's what that money can buy in terms of better opportunities before college.

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  • 2 months ago

    Admissions is all about performance, not money. GPA, SAT/ACT or other test scores, recommendations from teachers, extracurricular activities which indicate personality & character traits & performance outside the classroom - these are the factors admissions committees consider.

    You can be raised so poor that you are homeless for years on end throughout childhood, yet earn terrific grades and test scores to get into Harvard, and earn enough from royalties on your NY Times Bestseller book to pay for it. It's been done.

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