low-income students

Staff Editorial: New ranking criteria may motivate positive change at WashU

If the shift in values on the U.S News list nudges more universities, including WashU, to increase the number and graduation rate of Pell-eligible students, we believe that to be a positive change. 

“Access Ain’t Inclusion”: Increasing Socioeconomic Diversity at WashU

“Access Ain’t Inclusion.” This is a phrase popularized by Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, an Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in his book “Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students.” 

| Managing Sports Editor

WashU Pledge’s inaugural year supports five percent of first year students

The recent convocation of Washington University’s Class of 2024 marks the inauguration of a new admissions plan: the WashU Pledge.

Anirudh Kesanapally | Staff Reporter

New QuestBridge students accepted to Washington University class of 2023

Washington University admitted its inaugural class of matched QuestBridge scholars this year. A minimum of 30 students will arrive at the University in the fall of 2019 through the scholarship program.

Noah Slaughter | Contributing Reporter

School’s new Pell plan part of bigger push

SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUE: Washington University likes to advertise its top ranks. It consistently leads national lists of the best college food and housing, and it has been a consistent presence in the top 20 of the U.S. News & World Report’s yearly list of best colleges. But in recent years, the University has also been placed atop a set of less celebrated rankings.

| Staff Reporter

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