GUEST ROOM | An Ode to the Rich and Legacies

The recent college admissions scandal has highlighted many inconvenient truths about the college admissions process. The rich and powerful have a far greater ability to gain access to the nation’s best institutions. By and large, America’s elite institutions are not diverse and give preferential treatment to the admission of rich students. This privilege extends to Cornell. At Cornell, the majority of students come from high-income families.