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Rankings Tail Wags the Dog

U.S. News endorses Carnegie Classifications -- so colleges worried about the magazine must appeal to the foundation to change listings.

Silver Spoon Admissions

Naming names (not to mention GPA's and SAT scores), new book takes on preferences for the rich and famous -- and alumni children.

The Earliest Early Admissions

Over 100 colleges and universities report admitting students before they even begin their senior year of high school.

A 'Rainbow' Approach to Admissions

Like research universities all over the country, Tufts University asks applicants to submit their high school grades, various test scores...

On Air and in the Neighborhoods

Radio programs and community discussions take aim at would-be students from underrepresented Asian groups.

Face to Face

In the pews and on the quads, personalized advice serves some black students well, California State U. finds.

New Take on the Gender Gap

3 Harvard economists add historic context -- some of it surprising -- to the issue of dwindling male enrollments.

Affirmative Action for Men

After op-ed by Kenyon dean underscores how college admissions officers favor male applicants, many ask: Is this legal? Is it right?