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Social Media as 'Fair Game' in Admissions

Survey finds that majority of college officials and students think it is legitimate to examine applicants' social media accounts. But declining numbers do so.

Seeking Rural Applicants and Perhaps Ideological Diversity

Warren Wilson sees success in part of strategy to make campus more welcoming to conservative students. Swarthmore expands recruiting.

Ethical College Admissions: Rethinking the Rec Letter

Jim Jump wonders if they are serving applicants and colleges as they should.

Research in the Humanities: Who’s Counting?

As humanists, to make an impression inside our institutions and in the outside world, we need to do a much better job of counting the support our faculty members receive to pursue their work, argues George Justice.

The Week in Admissions News

Educating adults; Purdue's tuition freeze; booklet on college affordability.

Rules Change Could Threaten LSAT Dominance

ABA panel would loosen procedures for law schools using other tests, but hurdles would still remain.

Adults Reconnect in Tennessee

The state expands tuition-free scholarship beyond traditional-age students -- as other states follow suit -- and gets a larger than anticipated response from adult workers.

The Pros and Cons of Purdue’s 7-Year Freeze

Holding tuition flat since 2012-13 has raised the land-grant university’s profile and helped it grow, but it is fueling competition for resources by academic departments -- and Purdue is still working to enroll more students from Indiana.