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Common App Expands Direct Admissions

The Common Application is expanding its direct admissions efforts, this month partnering with 70 institutions in 28 states to offer...
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Veterans ‘Check the Boxes’ Colleges Now Seek

A growing number of colleges are actively recruiting military service members and veterans and expanding support services for them.

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‘U.S. News’ Rankings Erase International Students

About a fifth of the metrics in the new U.S. News rankings exclude international students, Ryan Allen and Tomoko Takahashi write.

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AI Med School Rankings Tool Offers Alternative to Traditional Metrics

A resident physician used machine learning to help medical school applicants weigh factors they most care about, such as student diversity and graduate debt.

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Merger Divergence

Two newly consolidated institutions in Pennsylvania saw opposite enrollment trends this fall, raising questions about the link between mergers and head count.

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Overhaul of Financial Aid Formula Will Boost Pell Grant Eligibility

A new report by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association estimates nearly 220,000 more students will qualify under the pending new federal aid formula.

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Growing Enrollment, Shrinking Future

Undergraduate enrollment rose for the first time since 2020, stoking hopes for a long-awaited recovery. But surprising areas of decline may dampen that optimism.

Inequity in High Standardized Test Scores

Students whose families were in the top socioeconomic quintile of Americans were seven times likelier than those from the bottom...