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Carleton College ends legacy admissions; the ED criticizes USC's handling of financial aid appeals; a new survey reveals the salaries, budgets and top worries of chief diversity officers.

Carleton College Eliminates Legacy Preferences

Carleton College eliminated its legacy admissions policy Thursday. In an email to students, faculty and alumni, college president Alison Byerly...
A crowd of students and visitors hold their hands up at Asbury University's chapel as someone preaches from a podium with a large blue cross.

An Enrollment Spike at Asbury University

A two-week prayer revival on campus attended by tens of thousands drew national attention to the university, but administrators say it isn’t the sole cause of the enrollment spike.


Stacking Credentials

Does it pay off for students from low-income backgrounds?

Catherine Lhamon holds a microphone while speaking in front of a blue Center for American Progress background.

Rights Chief Calls for ‘Coalition of the Willing’ on Campus Diversity

Catherine Lhamon said Tuesday that the Supreme Court decision on race-conscious admissions is an opportunity to reconsider how colleges recruit and retain diverse classes.

A red and yellow discount label, reading "55% Off."

Time to Get Real About Tuition

The high-tuition, high-discount model is no longer serving most private colleges—or higher education as a whole, David Bushman writes.

A photo of students walking on the UC Santa Cruz campus

UC Santa Cruz’s Admissions Gamble

The university admitted a record number of students this year despite a tight local housing market. But in the end, officials expect to increase head count by only about 730 students.

The Week in Admissions News

The Education Department settles with five law schools over financial aid; a new report explores the role of California's Hispanic-serving community colleges; New College of Florida aims to lure students to a new Odyssey course with free books and food trucks.