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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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39. Diversity Blueprint

At a time when more and more low-income and minority students are preparing for college, it is disturbing that many of our most prestigious colleges and universities are turning away from them.

—Kati Haycock, director of the Education Trust

Just in time for the 2007 holiday season, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education released a damning study that revealed the inner scrooge of many of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities. While schools like Yale and Princeton have received kudos for their willingness to pick up the tab for low-income students, the amount they spend on this effort is a pittance. In recent years, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education concluded that the percentage of minorities ...

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