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Jerome Karabel

Jerome Karabel, Professor of Sociology at the University of California Berkeley, is the author of The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, and several other books. The recipient of many awards, he has written for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, and Le Monde Diplomatique.

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Despite the widely held belief that elite colleges look only at grades and test scores, ranking people on that basis, nothing could be further from the truth. Read more

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