Hopkins Moves Toward Need-Blind Admissions
- Grinnell will stay need-blind, but seek more students with ability to pay
- Grinnell, one of the country's wealthiest colleges, questions sustainability of financial aid
- Vanderbilt's singular focus on raising money for aid lowers debt
- Shifting Gold Standard for Aid Policy
- Colleges rethink need blind admissions in favor of meeting need
Johns Hopkins University, which has been among the more prestigious and wealthy private universities not to operate with need-blind admissions (under which undergraduate applicants are admitted without regard to financial need) is moving in that direction. In a profile of Ronald Daniels, the new president of Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun noted that he asked the university's admissions and financial aid offices to operate on a need-blind fashion in admissions this year, and that the institution was able to do so. The university is hoping to announce a shift to operating under such a system as a matter of official policy.