Do most ED applicants have legacy?

<p>Hi, I applied ED and recently had an interview... and the alumnus told me that most students that apply ED have the advantage of legacy..
Is this true?
And does this mean I have less of a chance because of the legacies?</p>

<p>I doubt that. I mean, I'm sure a higher percentage of ED students have legacy than regular students but I highly doubt that MOST ED students have legacy.</p>

<p>i actually doubt that a higher percentage of ED students have legacy. For example, to my knowledge, no Columbia EDers on college confidential have legacy.</p>

<p>if you have legacy, wouldn't there be more of a tendency to apply REGULAR decision b/c your chances are already improved?</p>

<p>some people like to make assurance double sure</p>

<p>Well I doubt it has to do with assurance as much as people who have legacy really want to go to that school and thus elect to apply ED there.</p>

<p>In fact, several of my friends who are applying to schools early this year have legacy at those schools. I don't know anyone applying to Columbia though but I'd suspect the trend exists there as well.</p>

<p>No actually legacy people are better off applying early because then the school knows that they're applying because they actually want to go, not just for the heck of it becuase their parent went there.</p>

<p>I know that Columbia says on their website that "official" legacies are only the sons and daughters of the columbia alumni. But i know of a few people who are siblings of columbia alumni as well. Would siblings still get the "advantage," but unofficially?</p>

<p>I have a step cousin that went there, does that count?? I could understand why there would be a higher percentage of legacies, but it for sure isn't over 50%. I have a legacy at UPenn, and I'm not applying there early cus I figure I'll already have a better chance and it isn't my first choice, so that probably applies to kids of alumni too.</p>

<p>I really do hope that there aren't that many legacies applying ED (as my interviewer said) because apparantly according to him they have a good advantage...
Is anyone here a legacy..?
And apparantly legacies usually apply ED rather than Rd.</p>

<p>well legacy AND ED would make a heck of an application.</p>