Favoritism in admissions not unique to Illinois - KMOV.com

Favoritism in admissions not unique to Illinois

A Chicago Tribune expose in the past few days about how the University of Illinois gives extra consideration to well-connected applicants has set off a storm of protests, prompting the school to change its practices and sending politicians who made use of the rules running for cover.

But the truth is, many universities - public and private alike - give special treatment to some degree to the sons and daughters of big donors, politicians, trustees and others with control over the school's purse strings or other clout, admissions experts say.

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