Admissions & Student Aid

College Admissions Isn’t Fair … Whatever That Means

Photo illustration by Jonathan Barkat for The Chronicle

There’s no formula to guarantee admission. Having the grades and scores is necessary to be competitive, one counselor says. "But it’s not sufficient."
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Let’s talk about fairness, the word no one can quite pin down. It echoes in high-school hallways and campus quads, in editorial pages and judicial opinions — wherever people have something to say about college admissions.

But what is fairness...

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