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A lawsuit claims that 16 elite U.S. universities give preference to children of donors over other applicants in their admissions. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Colleges accused of conspiring to make low-income students pay more

A scholar weighs in on a new lawsuit that accuses several elite schools of price fixing and conspiring to lower the amount of financial aid offered to low-income students.
More than half of the top 250 U.S. colleges and universities offer legacy admissions. Paul Marotta / Getty Images

Why do colleges use legacy admissions? 5 questions answered

Elite universities have been giving special preference to children of prior graduates for more than a century. Has the time come for that practice to stop? A sociologist weighs in.
Robert F. Smith speaks onstage during the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple Of Hope Awards on Dec. 12, 2018, in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Why graduates of elite universities dominate the Time 100 – and what it means for the rest of us

For the past two decades graduates of America's most selective universities have dominated the Time 100 list. Will that always be the case?
New research shows a small portion of community college students are able to transfer to selective schools. Jennifer G. Lang/Shutterstock.com

Community colleges open the door to selective universities

While selective universities may be elusive for many students, going to a community college first can represent an alternative way to get in, new research has found.

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