Liberal arts admissions are less about privilege than motivation, Times Higher Education, 14 November 2018

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Laura Severin penned a commentary on that refutes the argument that a liberal arts education is limited to those with familial or financial privilege, in response to discussions born out of an earlier piece on the value of liberal arts by Director of Common Curriculum Professor Terry Nardin. Ms Severin noted how a liberal arts education is built upon a diverse set of perspectives and experiences, and that liberal arts colleges make an effort to ensure there is a diverse set of experience, background and wealth within the campus community. She cited the holistic admission process, where time and effort is spent getting to know applicants. Ms Severin highlighted Yale-NUS’ admissions process, where all students who have been admitted have also sat with a representative of the admission.

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