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They would have admitted some students who served some institutional goals in different ways, not necessarily "unhooked". And not necessarily with higher or better academic credentials or stats.
Regarding MIT and Caltech, so often cited here, if, as with them, the preponderance of your operating budget is met by research grants.
Are you saying all these otherwise-"unqualified" legacies would be replaced by other hooked groups such as athletic recruits or URMs
Holistic admissions is designed to cement the existing status quo.
Otherwise, how do MIT and Caltech get their donations? And they're just as generous when it comes to financial aid.