That Recruitment Letter From Harvard Probably Doesn’t Mean Much
Anemona Hartocollis, The New York Times
The message, emailed to more than 100,000 high school students, was seductive and flattering: “Your strong grades and standardized test scores indicate to us that Harvard University and other selective institutions may be possibilities for you.”
Harvard encouraged them to apply. But many of the recipients had little chance of getting in, especially if they were Black, according to a new analysis of the university’s admissions data by three economists.