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faculty children and admissions
Would the child of a tenured senior professor have a chance at admission at very selective school with a mixed record including a 3.5 GPA at a private school and 1500 on SAT along with a strong essay and broad set of ECs? Or is the the GPA just too low to spend an ED app on super selective school? Have talked to people at work and cannot get a real read on how realistic one needs to be. Have read the threads on faculty children but cannot really figure out how big a boost faculty children get in admission and whether the kid should apply to less selective schools during ED. The kid's first choice is where the parent teaches. The Harvard lawsuit seems to show that faculty kids are admitted there at a high rate but most of the kids are overachievers and would be likely admits regardless. So just trying to figure out if app would be a reach or massive overreach. Any faculty parents or admission staff have insight on this issue?9 replies