Seven percent of the students in Claremont McKenna College’s class of 2024 are related to alumni or donors, according to a report from the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. And in a shift from the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Pitzer College says it did not provide any manner of preferential treatment to legacy or donor-related students for those entering the class of 2024.
A new report provides details on preferential admissions practices for legacy students and applicants related to college donors.
Legacy preferences in college admissions are biased and limit diversity. Economic arguments for legacy admissions are incorrect.