Reply to "the meaning of "only some students""

Hi, Fujibei,

Those who have to worry in the face of low admission rates are non-legacy students. "only some" there is used as opposed to "all" (not all students have to worry) and is anticipating information that will be provided later: legacy students are said to be at a distinct advantage, being three times more likely to be admitted than non-legacy students, and therefore have no reason to worry.

For those who want to know what "legacy students" means, let's quote the definition from Wiktionary:

legacy student

Noun

legacy student (plural legacy students)

  1. student who is admitted to a school (often a college or university) primarily because one or both of their parents are alumni of the same institution.
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