Here's another group that gets a benefit in admissions...

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By Blaineko (Blaineko) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 06:14 pm: Edit

A very interesting article:

A neighborly 'bump'
Some colleges favor local applicants, but which ones?

By Ben Gose, Globe Correspondent | August 8, 2004

In the college admissions game, plenty of students get a boost, with the most controversial preferences benefiting athletes, underrepresented minorities, and children of alumni.

But at least one "tip factor" rarely ends up in headlines: Students often get a leg up in admissions just for living down the road.

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By Simba (Simba) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 06:49 pm: Edit

Wow!! a new MOD. So now I know four - Trinity, Sheeprun, Obiwan and Dove-of-peace. I like that.

You're missing three. Dove-of-Peace has actually been around for quite a while. Some of us are just a little more public than others. --Moderator Obiwan

By Cheers (Cheers) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 08:11 pm: Edit

Wash U lays out the red carpet for many high achieving St Louis kids--knowing many will end up back in STL--likely to be big alum supporters.

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