How much difference does going to a top university make?
The US admissions scandal has seen dozens of people charged following claims wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children places at elite colleges.
But how much does which university you attend really matter?
Not much, according to research – and it looks as if it matters least of all for those from the most privileged backgrounds
Many affluent parents may be spending a huge amount of time, money, and energy to secure a bumper-sticker-worthy college place, with little by way of tangible results.
Instead, it is those from the most deprived backgrounds who stand to gain most but are least able to access places.