Admissions

Experts consider the truths and fictions of the Tina Fey film 'Admission'

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Three experts share their thoughts on the truths and fictions of the new Tina Fey movie.

CUNY Graduate Center hopes to offer a public model for reform of doctoral education

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As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

Many students opt for colleges that spend more on nonacademic functions, study finds

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Many prospective students favor colleges that invest more in nonacademic functions (including athletics and dormitories) over institutions that focus their spending on academics, study finds.

Bucknell's admission raises questions about how many colleges are reporting false data

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Bucknell becomes fifth college in a year to admit it gave out false data. Experts see recent scandals pointing to broader problems related to rankings and reputations.

Bucknell misreported test scores from 2006 to 2012

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Bucknell misreported scores -- internally and externally -- from 2006-12. University becomes fifth in a year to have announced such falsehoods.

Admissions leaders and legal experts debate how to define merit

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With Supreme Court decision on affirmative action looming, admissions and legal experts debate whether and how to move beyond test scores and grades, and whether "non-cognitive" measures will yield more diversity and more successful students.

WICHE report highlights decline in high school graduates and growing diversity

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Decrease in high school graduates and growth of minority groups will put increased pressure on states to rethink policies and institutions to improve recruitment, retention and outreach to new student populations, according to new report.

Franklin & Marshall targets charter schools like KIPP for new source of students

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In pursuit of students who would be a good fit for its rigorous, supportive, small-community environment, Franklin & Marshall is tapping into urban charter schools.

Study says many highly talented low-income students never apply to top colleges

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More than half of the most talented potential applicants from low-income families never apply to a competitive college, study finds. And admissions officers may be looking for them in the wrong places.

Study documents admissions trends over last 10 years

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Survey finds applications are up, applications per student are up and old formulas about who will enroll don't work anymore. But for all the hysteria on admissions, study documents that most colleges still admit most applicants.

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