Is it harder to get into MIT or Stanford?
Going by the statistics, MIT (7.9 %) has a higher acceptance rate than Stanford (5.1%) and Harvard (5.9%). If you want to apply to an easy-to-get-into Ivy and/or elite private university, try Cornell.
What qualifies as a sorority legacy?
A legacy is a potential new member who is the sister, daughter, or granddaughter of an alumnae sorority member. Being a legacy does NOT guarantee membership into a sorority. Some chapters may consider other relations as well such as aunt, cousin, or step/half family.
What schools consider legacy?
Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Cornell, Georgetown, the University of Southern California and the University of Virginia give legacy applications preferential treatment or reserve a small percentage of each incoming freshman class for legacy students.
What is a triple legacy?
A triple legacy is someone who has three generations in the same sorority. As a double or triple legacy, you are given a little more prestige.
Do grandparents count as legacy at Harvard?
No. Harvard has one of the narrowest definitions of legacy. Legacy means a parent must have attended Harvard as an undergrad. A grandparent attending as an undergrad does not count.
What does Legacy status mean?
In college admissions, a “legacy” student is defined as someone whose parents attended and/or graduated from the institution to which the student is applying. In some cases legacy status can also apply to other relatives who are currently or previously attended the institution, including siblings and grandparents.
Why is MIT not ivy?
While Stanford, Duke, and MIT are all clearly prestigious schools with high national rankings and low selectivity rates comparable to those of Ivy League schools, they are not Ivy League schools simply because they are not members of the Ivy League.
Are grandparents considered 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.