Admissions

New research suggests that SAT under- or overpredicts first-year grades for hundreds of thousands

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New study suggests the SAT may over- or underpredict first-year college grades of hundreds of thousands of students.

Mount St. Mary's board blames faculty for furor over president's metaphor and plans

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Mount St. Mary's board defends president and blames small faculty group for controversy over his "inappropriate metaphor" and plans for freshmen. Emails obtained by Inside Higher Ed back original reports about president's goals.

High-achieving, low-income students remain rare at the most selective colleges

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The most selective colleges are failing to enroll more low-income students, so the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is calling for a "poverty preference" in college admissions.

A community college grapples with the implications of international student growth

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Community college in Washington State increasingly relies on international student revenue, but some faculty worry it is moving away from its mission of serving local residents.

New book reveals how elite Ph.D. admissions committees review candidates

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What goes on behind closed doors when professors decide who should get chance to earn a Ph.D.? Author of new book was allowed to watch. She saw elitism, a heavy focus on the GRE and some troubling conversations.

Supreme Court justices question lawyers on key affirmative action case

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At Supreme Court hearing on case that could alter college admissions, no big surprises but lots of contentious exchanges -- and anger over Scalia's comments.

 

Study finds drop in percentage of low-income students enrolling in college

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Study finds notable drop in proportion of recent high school graduates from bottom 20 percent of family incomes who are enrolling in college.

College groups urge Supreme Court to allow colleges to continue to consider race in admissions

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Dozens of higher education groups urge Supreme Court to continue to allow colleges to consider race in admissions. Arguments focus on institutional autonomy.

Admissions leaders debate coalition's plan to offer new application and portfolios for high school students

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Admissions leaders are divided about effort by leading colleges to offer new application and create platform for high school students to prepare for higher education and document their work.

OCR clears Princeton of anti-Asian discrimination in admissions

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In decision that relies on U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding affirmative action, federal civil rights office finds Princeton did not discriminate.

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