Low-income Students, Elite Colleges

Though it’s impossible for me (or for aspiring high school students, for that matter) to find basic information on-line about exactly who qualifies for Pell Grants, eligibility is a proxy for relatively low family income.

That said, it appears that students educated at  top US News rated schools enroll relatively few lower-income students, meaning that the students who do spend four years there learning about politics, citizenship, world crises, economics, business practices, how to teach other people’s children, law, health, history, the ethics of scientific research or literature do so without the opportunity for routine encounters with others who might challenge their interpretation of the world from a place of relative economic security.
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The article on Pell Grant recipients at these schools is here.

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