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Johns Hopkins Sees Jump In Low-Income Students After Ending Legacy Admissions

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert 492 replies2888 threads CC Admissions Expert
"A decade ago, 1 in 8 students admitted to Johns Hopkins University received preferential treatment because they had a relative who graduated from the school. In 2014, the school decided to end so-called legacy admissions. Now they say they've been able to see the effects of that change. David Phillips is vice provost for admissions and financial aid at Johns Hopkins. He joins us now from the campus in Baltimore. Thanks very much for being with us." ...

Transcript of NPR interview.

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  • socaldad2002socaldad2002 1869 replies33 threads Senior Member
    The $1.8 million Bloomberg gift for need based aid is probably a better reason for this.

    $1.8 billion (announced Nov 2018) but they address this in the article that 1st generation / low income students were increasing in enrollment several years before the gift was even announced.
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  • PublisherPublisher 10237 replies129 threads Senior Member
    JHU policy was changed in 2014. In what year did Bloomberg donate the $1.8 billion for financial aid ?
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  • OceanIsleOceanIsle 310 replies14 threads Member
    edited February 6
    @Publisher , November 2018. And FWIW, props to JHU for immediately incorporating that gift from Bloomberg into the need-based aid packages that spring. They did not wait until the following year; they adjusted the packages right away.
    edited February 6
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