"... Of the top 10 universities in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report, four still take legacy status into consideration when evaluating applicants: Princeton, Columbia, Stanford and Harvard.
The six schools in the top 10 that do not take legacy status into consideration are MIT, UC Berkeley, Oxford, CalTech, Cambridge and University of Washington.
Oxford and Cambridge have long rejected the practice of legacy admissions. 'Most people from Britain are genuinely shocked to find that elite U.S. universities reserve places for the children of the rich and well connected,' writes British academic Nigel Thrift in the Chronicle of Higher Education." ...