However, it’s not just the school you attend that creates a wealth gap.
I was a 100% scholarship kid going to the private school.
I was able to get into the college I wanted.
However, financial aid petered off for the 2nd year – because at that time they counted a mortgage as an asset rather than a liability (as if it was liquid (which assumes people have two + homes which shows the thinking of the politicians at that time) (thanks to Reagan + his Congress) – I had to leave.
So, I would say regardless of school attendance or SAT score, family wealth is a far greater indicator of wealth disparity.