Behind the Scenes of College Admissions

From a New York Time story by David Leonhardt headlined “Behind the Scenes of College Admissions”:

For almost 20 years, I have been writing about economic diversity at selective colleges. Many of my articles have suggested that the colleges are not enrolling as many low- and middle-income students as they could.

Every so often, I hear from a professor or college administrator who pushes back, and the critique tends to go something like this: