College Admissions Are Pretty Simple

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College admissions are pretty simple. They check your GPA and ACT/SAT test scores and see if you match their expectations. If you do, they will take you. If you don’t, they will reject you. What about if you are stuck in the middle? What if you don’t quite meet their expectations, but you don’t really fall below them? What’s supposed to be a tie breaker or the cherry on top of the cake is now a very controversial topic. Being a legacy student can have a significant impact in the admission process, if you are one. It also gives you a huge advantage over non-legacy students. Being a legacy student has the potential of getting you admitted into the college that you want, even if you don’t meet all the requirements. UW should take legacy into…show more content…
Not saying that universities and colleges only do this for money, they also do this for tradition, better reputation, loyal students, and an overall appreciation for the college of the university.
Having legacy students at the institution will greatly benefit UW by receiving donations from them. With colleges and universities becoming businesses, “the high rate of monetary support by legacies and their parents is viewed as crucial” for that institution to be financially sound and successful. Moreover, “over three-quarters of legacies have a parent with a high-status occupation, compared to about 62% of students with college degree parents and less than one-third of students with no degree parents.” This means that the parents of legacy students are usually wealthier than non-legacies. This also means that with wealthier parents, the chance of a donation or donations to the that college or university is most likely to substantially increase. Moving on, legacies arrive on campus forming a distinct status group that is characterized by an abundance of economic, cultural and social capital.” With economic capital, they are more likely to participate in activities and spend more money. And that’s what colleges or universities want, more money. By partaking in college or university activities, the student will be grow fonder of it later on and might donate to support the institution. In the
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