9 months ago
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How Much Will Being Legacy Have An Effect At A High-Acceptance School

My parents both went to Wright State University (Ohio), which has an acceptance rate of about 95%. What, if any, effect will being their child have on my application there? (I'm currently a HS freshman)

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9 months ago[edited]

If the acceptance rate is 95% already then if you get a boost to 100% that's not really much of a difference.

If however they went to a 5% acceptance rate school and being a legacy bumped you 5% to 10% that's a 50% better chance than the published rates.

Clearly, this will be a safe school to make them feel happy.

Hope that helps.

9 months ago

First, if the school's acceptance rate is 95%, I don't think you should be worried about anything. That's almost a guaranteed acceptance as long as there isn't anything crazy on your application (failing grades, major disciplinary issues, legal trouble, etc.). If you're a legacy, that can only help your already sky-high chances of getting in. Good luck with all your apps!

9 months ago

So Cameron covers the admissions decision part the main and possibly only part is reduced tuition and or more available scholarships.

Also I’m unsure if Wright State even considers legacy status for admission

Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!


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