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Feb 13, 2015
An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

Surveys

Sept. 18, 2014: Inside Higher Ed's 2014 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Officers explored the perspectives and opinions of campus admissions and enrollment leaders on a range of pressing issues. Download a copy of the survey report here.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising from ELS Educational Services, Jenzabar, Liaison International, and Perceptive Software.

Booklets

"Private College Enrollments: Needs, Numbers, Solutions" is our latest compilation of articles.

As with other such print-on-demand booklets, the compilation includes pieces that explore different strategies used by different institutions.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Sparkroom.

Archive

September 30, 2013

Obama administration tells colleges they need not change policies in light of recent Supreme Court decision.

September 30, 2013

As Bard restores idea of writing your way into college, we offer a look at its essay prompts, and others. Are colleges asking the right questions? Was Kant correct about dishonesty? And how cool is the mantis shrimp?

September 30, 2013

New study documents that there are groups of black and Latino males in urban high schools who are poised for college success, and who generally don't know their college options.

September 26, 2013

Racial and income gaps remain. ACT gains more market share in college admissions testing.

September 23, 2013

Perhaps college costs are not too high, panelist tells crowd at conference of admissions counselors.

September 23, 2013

Association of admissions officers lifts its ban on the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment.

September 23, 2013

As Washington & Lee has its statistics questioned, admissions association responds to incidents of colleges reporting false data to entities that compile rankings.

September 20, 2013

At annual National Association for College Admission Counseling meeting, members discuss a pending vote to permit the use of commissioned agents in international student recruiting.

September 20, 2013

College Board president suggests a new approach to the writing test and pledges that other changes will make test prep less of a factor.

September 16, 2013

Small private colleges cut their sticker price in an effort not to scare away middle-class students. But will it work or hurt? Will anyone really save much money?

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