Jericwithers wrote:toolshed wrote:Here is a simple test to see whether a relative attending a school will help your chance of admission:
1. Does said relative's name adorn a building, monument, or scholarship for said school?
2. Does said relative have a picture with the school's dean/president, shaking hands over a giant novelty check?
If the answer to either of the above is NO, then it matters not.
Either or both? I would think just donating a building would suffice, as not everyone needs to brag about their donation by breaking the construction ground or using a giant novelty check. A building is a much more classy way of saying 'I am better than you' than the #2 option, IMO.
Point taken. Edited to reflect such.