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New book shows behind-the-scenes graduate admission practices

A new book, Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity and Faculty Gatekeeping released by Harvard University Press, shines a light on the traditionally veiled practices behind graduate school admissions. Author Julie R. Posselt, an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Michigan, investigated graduate admission policies across six top-tier departments at three research universities. Elitism and a heavy reliance on GRE scores were among the findings, reported Inside Higher Ed.