August 13, 2013
Study finds that when white people are told of the success of Asian applicants, their commitment to basing admissions on grades and test scores drops.
August 8, 2013
Justice Department halts investigation of discussions among private college leaders on ways to shift spending from non-need-based to need-based aid. Some say the review -- even now that it's over -- has made institutions too nervous to go forward.
August 7, 2013
U. of Virginia changes rules for its highly praised program for low-income students. Going forward, they will need loans.
August 1, 2013
Pine Manor, facing shrunken enrollment and pressure from accreditor, will admit men to all programs. Is this a sign of the times about single-sex education or the tough choices facing small private colleges?
July 30, 2013
Applicants from institutions with grade inflation are favored over those who had more rigorous instructors, study finds.
July 29, 2013
In theory, colleges aren't supposed to recruit applicants who have put down deposits elsewhere. But some do.
July 18, 2013
A new study exhibits the internal struggles of African-American students who attend predominantly white universities.
July 16, 2013
New study suggests that success on Advanced Placement tests and certain personality traits may add significantly to colleges' ability to predict the academic success of applicants in STEM fields.
July 15, 2013
In some fields, charging more discourages enrollments, especially of female and minority students, study finds.