Virginia becomes second state to ban university legacy admissions

Virginia will become the second state to ban legacy admissions at public colleges and universities after Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed a bill that unanimously cleared the state legislature.

The bill says public universities cannot give preferential admissions to college applicants based on their familial relationship to the school. Virginia joins Colorado as the only states to ban the practice.

Applicants at the University of Virginia were “invited” to share their family’s relationship to the university. The new law says the university can no longer use that information to accept an applicant.

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