Re: NY Times: Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard
Wonderful article. Thanks for sharing. I got rejected from an Ivy league school, and was lucky to get into the school I went to. Today (like the author), I couldn't get in with the SAT score from 17 years ago.
I will say that being in the same city as Harvard, it takes more than "connections" to get in. The school rejects members of royal families and family members of donors who give millions.
George Bush could NOT get into Yale today with his grades/LSATs from yesteryear.
Also, in Harvard's defense, if you come from a family that makes less than $60K/year, and you get accepted, you get to go for free.
If you're brilliant and poor, apply to Harvard!
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