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Johns Hopkins University drops 'legacy' admissions

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"Several years ago, Johns Hopkins University quietly abolished an admissions policy that boosted applicants who are relatives of alumni - a shift that sets the Baltimore school apart from many other highly selective colleges and universities that offer what is known as a 'legacy' preference.

Now, Hopkins officials are proclaiming their stance publicly after seeing evidence that ditching the legacy preference helped the university build a more diverse student body without sacrificing academic quality. Not long ago, freshmen at the university with legacy connections outnumbered those who had enough financial need to qualify for federal Pell Grants. The opposite is true for the Class of 2023." ...

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