Top schools work to attract high-achieving, low-income students

01/15/2013 | National Public Radio

Despite incentives, including free tuition and aggressive recruiting strategies by administrators, elite colleges are still struggling to attract top-tier students from lower-income backgrounds. Experts say the problem isn't that the pool of talented low-income students is small, but the resources of many of these students are limited, leading to a smaller chance they'd even consider applying. As a result, one economist at Stanford University is working on intervention programs to help encourage such students to understand the full scope of their potential.

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