Do applicants from wealthy families have a better chance of getting into college?
Rich people paying for their children to get into elite universities isn’t new to the public eye. Many big-name celebrities have been exposed to using their power and wealth to get their children into any school they want. America’s wealthiest people have used their power to have a leg up in the college admission process compared to low-income students. Many elite universities have taken part in bribery, accepting fake test scores, made-up résumés, etc. To prove that wealthy families have a better chance of getting into colleges, at the University of Southern California, 14 percent of the students are from the top 1 percent of family income in the United States, meanwhile, ONLY 4.9 percent of the students are from the bottom 20 percent.
USC, Georgetown, Stanford, and Yale and other private universities are known for accepting bribes by wealthy parents. Also, at all four of these universities, half of the students are from the top 10 percent of family income. At the University of Texas at Austin, 38 percent of students come from the top 10 percent of family income, and only 6 percent come from the bottom 20 percent.
(Below is an image that shows how many students colleges enroll from the bottom 20%)