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Colleges Struggle To Connect With High-Achieving Poor Students

from ABC News

Admission to college is often seen in poor, minority communities as a ticket to a better life, but most of the nation's top-scoring low-income students don't apply to the country's best schools. According to a new report, "The Missing 'One-Offs': The Hidden Supply of High-Achieving, Low Income Students," only about a third of high-achieving high school seniors in the bottom quarter of income distribution enrolled in one of the country's 200 or so most-selective colleges. On the other hand, there are far more students in this group than previously believed, and that's a very good thing, according to the study's authors. more

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