Does having a legacy help college admissions?

Stats on legacy admissions A study of thirty elite colleges, found that primary legacy students are an astonishing 45% more likely to get into a highly selective college or university than a non-legacy. The end result of the legacy advantage can be seen on elite college campuses across the country.

Do grandparents count as legacy?

A legacy is someone who is related to an alumnus of a school—usually a child of a graduate. More distant relations (such as aunts, uncles, and cousins) rarely count. Grandparents sometimes, but not always, count. Basically, if one or both of your parents graduated from a school, you would be considered a legacy there.

Is your grandparents considered immediate family?

Immediate family refers to a person’s parents, siblings, spouse, child by blood, adoption or marriage, grandparents and grandchildren. The second way to determine immediate family is by marriage. These include in-laws and stepchildren.

Does Stanford look at legacy?

At Stanford, “legacy” applicants are defined as the children of Stanford graduates at either the undergraduate or graduate level. With respect to philanthropy, Stanford does not document in admission files the donor status of all applicants’ families.

Does Stanford have sibling legacy?

The University Undergraduate Admission Web site defines an applicant as a legacy “if at least one parent or stepparent received an undergraduate and/or graduate degree from Stanford.” He further emphasized that having a sibling who attended Stanford does not contribute to having a legacy status.