Do wealthy students have an unfair advantage in college admissions?

04/13/2009 | Washington Post, The

Teens from well-off families have a decided advantage in college applications, some educators say, with extra courses to prepare for entrance exams, private counselors to smooth the application process and the funds to afford application fees to 10 or more colleges. "It is nothing even remotely like a level playing field," said William Fitzsimmons, Harvard University's dean of admissions and financial aid.

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