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A roundup of admissions news in the last week

Tuition and aid report; criticism of non-need-based aid at public universities; teachers' attitudes, race and college success.

After huge surge in enrollment from India, Central Missouri sees a substantial drop

At the University of Central Missouri, the number of students from India went from 152 five years ago to 2,429 in 2015 -- and 631 today.

Essay raises questions about who benefits from early-decision programs

Jim Jump doesn’t favor abolishing all early programs, but he sees problems -- especially for students -- in the approaches used by many institutions.

Adjuncts challenge how 'U.S. News' evaluates faculty resources

They say the rankings pay lip service to the value of full-time professors but reward institutions that may offer minimal pay to adjuncts.

President of Northern State makes unusual video pitch for students

Throwing money in the air, hanging out with the mascot and humor are all part of the strategy for the leader of Northern State.

Admissions officials consider impact of erosion of SAT subject tests

Colleges continue to drop requirements that were once the norm at competitive institutions. The exams have fans, but shift from required to recommended frustrates many counselors, who report applicant confusion.

'U.S. News' rankings should be viewed as fake news (essay)

Jim Jump considers the flaws of U.S. News rankings.

Essay considers controversial equity issues in admissions

Don Hossler, Jerry Lucido and Emily Chung consider legacy preferences, early decision and other issues and draw attention to a key fact: the limited number of slots at elite institutions.

A roundup of admissions news in the last week

Making the case for the liberal arts; a Kayak for credentials; Columbia law will accept GRE.

Columbia Is Latest Law School to Accept GRE

Columbia University's law school on Tuesday became the latest to announce that it will accept the Graduate Record Examination for admissions, not just the traditionally required Law School Admission Test. Four months ago, only Harvard University and the University of Arizona did so. But Columbia joins them, along with Washington University in St. Louis, which also announced this month, and the law schools of Georgetown and Northwestern Universities, which made their announcements in August.

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