Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors finds that:
• Twenty-eight percent of admissions directors say that admitted minority applicants and athletes at their institution have lower grades and test scores on average than do other applicants.
• About one in four admissions directors say they have received pressure from various high-ranking administrators or trustees to admit applicants who were well-connected politically and otherwise.
• Three-quarters of admissions directors, 76 percent, think their institution is losing applicants because of concerns about student debt. Those working at private colleges are much likelier than those at public institutions to say this.
The Inside Higher Ed 2015 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Jenzabar, Hobsons, ELS, and Liaison.
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