I know legacy/development admits at top tier colleges (including 1 Ivy) who were admitted when they shouldn't have been. They both turned out to be duds in life.

As the article says, it's a zero sum game and that legacy admit took a spot from someone who had higher qualifications according to the college's own criteria.

One thing I find interesting is that people who support legacy admissions will simultaneously cry foul over affirmative action admissions.

Last edited by Val; 09/10/14 12:03 PM. Reason: Fix typo