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By gzt (Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 04:10:44 PM EST) gzt, walking, deadline, college, poor people, nozick, kim jong un (all tags)
The top decile of performers on standardized tests who are in the bottom quartile of income hardly apply to selective colleges at all. However, those that do get in at about the same rate as others and enroll and graduate at the same rate. See here:

Part of the reason is that they don't know they can do this, don't know that they will be given generous aid, and don't know anybody else who's done this. Note the table: the "most competitive" schools, if you get in, will be the cheapest for the student to attend. It's not an affordability issue. Of course, you know, it's nice work if you can get it, attending a "most competitive" school.

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