admissions

College Board will add adversity score for everyone taking the SAT

College Board says tool will provide more context for admissions officers. Many are skeptical of the plan. Critics and defenders of affirmative action see different problems with the index.

Donors endowed coaching positions of programs to which children applied

Boston Globe notes pattern with gifts to Yale and other highly competitive colleges.

NACUBO report shows tuition-discounting trend continuing unabated

For first time, rates for freshmen at private colleges top 50 percent.

Washington State Legislature votes to restore affirmative action

Legislature repeals ban imposed by voters, but opponents of consideration of race in admissions are already mobilizing for a new vote.

Former dean says he was made to be scapegoat in rankings scandal at Temple

Former dean of Temple business school, which admitted the fabrication of data for rankings, says he has been made into a scapegoat and had his reputation tarnished unfairly. University vows to fight in court.

Study shows significant impact of legacy status in admissions, and that the applicants have been strong

Study found that being related to alumni had a major boost on odds of admission. Study also found that the legacy applicants were strong academically.

Amid budget deficits and unfavorable demographics, Oberlin pushes to do more with less

In a bid to balance its budget and stay the same size, Oberlin proposes to trim 100 students from renowned music conservatory while adding same number to liberal arts program.

New analysis shows just how false the reports are that it's impossible to get into college

New analysis shows just how false are the reports that it's impossible to get into college.

Per-student public spending recovers halfway since recession: study

An early look at state and local higher education funding finds that recovery since the recession has been uneven, with just nine states in 2018 back to pre-recession funding levels -- meanwhile, another 11 have seen no recovery at all.

Report on purchase of coach's house brings the admissions scandal to Harvard

A wealthy man bought the fencing coach's house, apparently overpaying significantly. Then the man's son was admitted to Harvard and joined the team. Also, Dartmouth announces new protocols to prevent abuses related to athletic admissions.

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