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Survey sheds light on how cost, earnings information influences decisions over higher ed

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New survey shows a partisan divide over higher ed aspirations for children -- that narrows when Republicans and Democrats are given more information. And study finds skepticism of affirmative action.

New ranking challenges reports on 'worst colleges for Jewish students'

A new ranking challenges the way some institutions have been described as hostile or unwelcoming.

Experts consider implications of more law schools accepting the GRE in admissions

Legal education experts consider fallout from increased interest among law schools in using a test other than the LSAT.

A roundup of news on admissions issues in the last week

A call for competitive colleges to change approach to admissions; a $147,000 one-year master's degree; eliminating undergraduate programs; community college grads and bachelor's attainment.

Irvine isn't the only university expecting hundreds of extra freshmen

University of South Carolina is expecting up to 700 more freshmen than projected. The institution has been scrambling this summer to welcome them all, and no acceptances have been revoked.

Essay on encouraging college students to seek $1 million in scholarships

Should any program encourage high school students to apply to 100 or more colleges? Jim Jump considers the issues.

Georgetown and Northwestern law schools announce they will accept GRE, not just LSAT

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Georgetown and Northwestern announce they will accept GRE, not just LSAT. But ABA may move in ways that limit the option and that some fear would impede diversity efforts.

Study finds new evidence of international student fears about the U.S. in Trump era

Not all prospective international students have changed their view of the United States, but plenty have -- especially from the Middle East and North Africa.

Attention to the incorrect report that Harvard admitted its first undergraduate class without a white majority

Reporters picked up report that university for first time admitted a class that was majority nonwhite. It wasn't the first time, and elite universities in the West have been more diverse than Harvard for years.

A roundup of news on admissions issues in the last week

Anger over Justice Department investigation of affirmative action; Irvine admits those whose acceptances it revoked; Rhode Island adopts free community college.

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