Legacy?

<p>This may be an obvious question, but does Princeton put weight on whether you are a legacy or not? I mean, obviously some, but will it actually help me out or no?</p>

<p>And if it does, if my grandfather went to Princeton, does that help? Or is it not as helpful if it had been one of my parents?</p>

<p>It could be helpful if they are deciding between you and a candidate with the exact same stats and essay quality but that is the only situation it would be helpful in. Really legacy is almost a non issue.</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure Princeton only considers you a legacy if your immediate parents attended Princeton. It has been reported that the legacy admit rate is 3x that of non-legacy applications although mere correlation does not imply causation.</p>

<p>Technically, one of your parents needs to have attended Princeton for you to be a legacy.</p>

<p>Nearly 13% of the class of 2013 were children whose parents were alumni, so yes, there's bias.</p>