Two ways to get into public college

June 2, 2009 | By | Reply More

At the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, there are two ways to get admitted.  You can be a qualified student or, if you have the right connections, you can get in even though you are not well qualified. The linked article raises a good point.  Private colleges can admit or deny admission to anyone, subject to civil rights laws.  But what is a public university doing with a shadow admission list?  And in how many other public colleges is this sort of thing going on?

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Category: Corruption, Education

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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