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Ensuring Our Brightest Students Have Access to Our Best Colleges and Universities

Posted: January 8, 2016
Authors: Jennifer Giancola, Ph.D., Richard D. Kahlenberg, J.D.
Organizations: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, The Century Foundation

America’s top colleges and universities would be better off instituting an admissions preference for low-income students because such students—even when they are high-achievers academically—now face unjustified barriers and make up just 3 percent of enrollment at the elite schools, according to this report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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