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The Ivy League

Mar 31, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

The "Varsity Blues" admissions scandal shows just how far some wealthy parents will go to get their children into elite colleges. In one case at Yale, parents paid $1.2 million to make their daughter look like a star soccer player in a fake athletic profile. Why are Ivy League applicants - even the overwhelming majority who apply legitimately - so desperate to get in, and why is this set of schools so renowned? A number of myths surround the group of eight schools originally grouped together as ...