February 3, 2014

Official: High School Quality Not Factor in Cornell Students’ Success

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Although a recent study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that economically disadvantaged students do not perform as well as their peers in college, Cornell students from under-resourced high schools do not struggle as much, according to A.T. Miller, associate vice provost for academic diversity.

The study measured college grades of University of Texas at Austin students admitted through a policy in which the top 10 percent of Texas high school students are guaranteed admission.