An associate professor of criminology at the University of Pennsylvania took to Twitter to discuss how college admissions work when comparing a top New York City public school to a private one. Professor Aaron Chalfin compared admissions to top universities between top public school Stuyvesant and top private school Horace Mann. Here are his findings:
|Stuyvesant High School|
|Horace Mann (private school)|
|Half of students come from households that make less than $50K|| 85% of families pay the|
full $60K a year tuition
|The middle 50% of SAT scores are 1490-1560||The middle 50% of SAT scores (summing the interquartile ranges for each section) are 1380-1540|
|Top college destinations are NYU, SUNY Stony Brook, CUNY-Hunter College and SUNY Binghamton||More than 1/3 of students are admitted to an Ivy League university and the top college destinations are Cornell, UChicago, Columbia and Georgetown|
Chalfin’s brief findings sparked an interesting conversation especially as it appears that public school students, despite higher SAT scores, still ended up going to less prestigious colleges. Several folks jumped in with their own experiences, while others offered insight. To read the full thread and what other Twitter users had to say, including Soledad O’Brien, visit here.