Law Professor Paul L Caron has a short review on the book The Price of Admission. The book basically says that the odds are stacked against you for admission to an "elite" college or university if you aren't a legacy, have money or participate in a "patrician" sport.
I used to think that "elite" schools were overrated. Neither of my brother went to an elite college and neither did I. I was just glad to get in somewhere. My wife graduated from Purdue, as did her brother and both parents. I admit that I was impressed by that. With the recent presidential campaign and the way former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin got kicked around♠ for having gone to a couple of no-name schools, I am now not so sure.
Interesting little note. OxBridge no longer gives special consideration to legacy applicants.
Regards — Cliff
PS: Hat tip to Instapundit. Since this is Law Professor to Law Professor, do you think there is fee splitting going on here? :-)
♠ I am borrowing this term from radio personality George Anthes.
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