Family member other than parents,grandparent went to Yale

<p>My uncle (mom's younger brother) graduated from Yale Law School, and is very succesful/reknown in Korea. </p>

<p>I know being related to him would not be as helpful as having a parent/grandparent from Yale, but how much (if positive) would this connection help? (Percentage-wise if applicable)</p>


<p>I have a related question. Do great-grandparents count as legacies? To what degree? And does a reccomendation from a family friend who has donated $20 million plus to Yale help? Thanks!</p>

<p>Grandparent who attended Yale (or any Ivy) doesn't get count heavily, if at all, if:
A) They haven't donate any substantial amount of money.
B) Your parents didn't follow their parents' footstep and attend Yale too. Several generations legacy count more than distant legacy.
Having a family friend -who had donated mucho dinero- writing a recommendation letter is...hmm..worthless. Why? Because you're not that person child. Universities only count direct legacy. If you didn't get in, I doubt that your family friend would be so upset as to stop donating money to his/her alma mater (jeopardizing his/her own children and immediate relatives' chances.)</p>

<p>lizzie--Having the big donor friend send a letter might look obnoxious to the admissions staff, like you're trying to intimidate them into pleasing Mr. or Ms. Moneybags. It looks like you're not comfortable enough to stand on your merits, so you're trying to pull rank.</p>

<p>Great-grandparents and uncles don't count.</p>