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College Admissions Odds Are Stacked Against High Achieving Low-Income Students

Harold O. Levy | Posted 11.20.2015 | Education
Harold O. Levy

For the vast majority of students applying to top schools, the odds of acceptance pivot based on how much money their parents make. The old adage that "if you're poor and smart, you can write your own ticket" is simply no longer true. In college admissions, money counts.