Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Rick Eckstein, Author at Baltimore Independent


Top athletes have special advantages entering college, like children of alumni

In recent years, colleges have paid more attention to complaints that their admissions decisions give unfair advantages to children of their alumni. Lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures are deciding whether to address the advantages given to these so-called “legacy” admissions. But as a scholar of higher education and intercollegiate athletics, I see another group of college applicants also getting preferential treatment: recruited athletes. Recruited […]