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THE PRICE OF ADMISSION: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An expansion of Golden's series of Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal articles on college admissions practices.Golden, deputy bureau chief at the Journal's Boston bureau, names names and cites test scores with a vengeance, starting with Al Gore's and Bill Frist's sons. He loads each chapter in his easy-reading exposť with choice examples to bear out his assertion that elite universities ... Read full review

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Review: The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

User Review  - Vivian Cheung - Goodreads

The book is a good balance of anecdotes and quantitative research. It is very eye-opening looking at how admissions play out for legacies, athletes, celebrities, Asian Americans, and faculty children ... Read full review

Review: The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

User Review  - Nate Stumpff - Goodreads

Though very well researched and thought out, it rehashed its points a bit too much and ended up to much like a tick list of the many atrocities of the American collegiate system. Read full review

Review: The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

User Review  - Courtney Cahoon White - Goodreads

In a word: boring. He literally repeats the same stories over and over. Same format for every chapter. I learned a lot in the first 2 chapters and nothing new after that. Read full review

Review: The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

User Review  - Amy Wolf - Goodreads

I actually felt physically ill reading Golden's statistics and empirical examples of how the wealthy and privileged (read: legacies, athletes, "development" [offspring of the rich)]are able to ... Read full review

Review: The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

Very eye opening and infuriating! Read full review

Review: The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

This should have been a magazine or newspaper article, there just wasn't enough information to fill an entire book. The author said the same things over and over, just gave examples of different kids ... Read full review

Review: The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I'm fascinated by books of this nature, but I wanted more from this book. The author does an excellent job of delving into the many advantages certain groups get regardless of need. For example ... Read full review

Review: The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

Fascinating and eye opening book. Takes concepts you are already aware of (admission for donors kids, legacy, Title 9, faculty kids) and shows how deliberate and ingrained these policies are. Every ... Read full review

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