Sibling Legacy?

<p>I am looking to apply to Georgetown University and NYU among other schools this coming fall. My brother graduated from Georgetown this past May and is going to attend NYU this coming Fall. Does the fact that my brother attended/is attending these schools have any effect on my chances of admissions? And if yes, to what extent? By the way i am fairly qualified for both schools, and I'm just curious if siblings count as a legacy. Any informed responses would be greatly appreciated.</p>

<p>Check with each school, but yes, often a sibling that attended or is attending qualifies as a legacy.</p>

<p>Usually colleges consider only parents for legacy status.</p>

<p>The Georgetown App gives a place to identify siblings that have attended or are attending. I don't know if this means they consider it a legacy, but they do ask.</p>

<p>NYU's website gives the following answer regarding if having PARENT as an alumni helps in admissions under FAQ:
"It might. If your application is otherwise competitive, the fact that you are the child of an alumnus or alumna of NYU may help influence the admissions decision. However, having an NYU graduate in the family won't compensate for a mediocre academic record, and no one is admitted solely because they are related to an NYU alumnus."
It does not specify siblings but does use the language 'NYU graduate in the family'.</p>

<p>It is best to call admissions directly and ask as neither of these clearly state what defines 'legacy'. Some universities do give very clear guidelines readily available online and do include siblings.</p>

<p>btw, it took me 5min to find this information online.</p>