GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Legacy Admissions Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Between 10% to 25% of students at top universities are legacy admits."

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"42% of private institutions and 6% of public institutions consider legacy status in their admissions process."

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"Harvard accepted about 34% of legacy applicants as opposed to 6% of nonlegacy applicants from 2010 to 2015."

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"At Princeton University, legacy applicants were accepted at a rate of nearly 30%."

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"Over the decade ending in 2017, nearly a third of all legacy applicants to Princeton University got in."

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"Legacy students at Notre Dame University make up an impressive 22% of the student body."

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"At Dartmouth, the acceptance rate for legacy students has hovered around 40% over the past decade."

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"Legacies make up about 12% of the current undergraduate population at the University of Pennsylvania."

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"29% of the incoming class of 2020 at Georgetown University were legacy students."

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"Stanford University’s legacy acceptance rate is about three times higher than the general admission rate."

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"At the University of Virginia, nearly 47 percent of legacy students who applied were accepted in 2008."

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"Brown University admitted just under 9% of legacy applicants for the class of 2023."

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"MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is one of the US schools that does not consider legacy in its admissions."

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"20% of admitted students into Yale's class of 2017 were legacies."

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"At Columbia University, legacy students make up about 15% of the student body."

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"Legacy students at Cornell make up approximately 16.7% of the student body."

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"Duke University, in 2021, enrolled 13 percent of incoming first-years as legacies."

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"At the University of Southern California, the acceptance rate for legacy students was about 42%"

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"Legacy preferences increase one's chances of admission by 19.3 percentage points at elite schools."

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"For top schools, excluding the Ivy League, about 14% of students are legacies."

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