Campus News

Study: Not all high-performing students are created equally

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reported ways in which students from low-income backgrounds are disadvantaged in elite academic admissions.

The report found that the students were deprived by policies that favor weighting GPAs and visits to campus. The report also challenged the notion that collegiate athletics is a ticket to an education for low-income students, noting heavily recruited Ivy League sports like crew and rugby are often nonexistent in low-income school districts.