Hello, I’m a sophomore in HS and very early in the application process (just have 1 tour lined up for spring break) I was wondering how much alumnae parents raise your chances of getting into a collage (for context, I’m out of state, and looking at the university of Wisconsin- Madison, where both my parents went for undergrad, and where my grandfather also used to teach). Right now I’m sitting at about 22% likelihood of acceptance. I’m not going to spit out my gpa and extra curriculars, I was just curious about how much relation to the school affects acceptance.
Wisconsin University at Madison does not "officially" grant any specialties to legacies, but according to CollegeTransitions.com, gathered data shows there is a 20% increase in the chance of admission because of legacy. I've used their website before, and I consider it reliable because they cite their studies thoroughly. So consider that 22% chance of admission about a 42%!
It tends to vary per school. Usually Ivys will care more about alumni relationships. However, after a quick check on naviance it says alumni relationship is very important to them. Here are all of them in order of how they are listed.
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