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Jun 30, 2015
Justices will once again consider U of Texas admissions policy. Many experts see a majority of justices as dubious of the consideration of race and ethnicity.

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

"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses.

A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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

Archive

June 17, 2009

U.S. News & World Report is on the verge of officially announcing a major expansion of its rankings Web site. The announcement will focus on the new "University Directory" that has been in beta. The directory has a broader focus than the rankings -- with extensive listings in distance education and adult continuing education, not just the four-year residential colleges that are the focus of the rankings.

June 15, 2009
Virginia's high-stakes high school test -- and incentives used to get students to take it -- may have driven up grade point averages of college applicants from the commonwealth, study finds.
June 10, 2009
When it comes to international students, the still-controversial practice of paying commissions to recruiters gains greater acceptance, and visibility.
June 9, 2009
Surveys by NACAC finds high schools reporting more students being influenced by cost, and colleges seeing signs of those choices.
June 1, 2009

The "10 percent" plan in Texas has been one of the most successful experiments ever tried to get more minority students into top public universities with race-neutral criteria. It spawned similar (if less ambitious) programs in California and Florida and prompted numerous debates about equity in higher education admissions.

June 1, 2009
Chicago Tribune exposes extent of political influence on getting into U. of Illinois -- leaving university pledging to fix any problems and claiming that this goes on everywhere.
May 20, 2009
New analysis from admissions group suggests that SAT coaching improves scores, but modestly. But study also finds that modest increases make a difference at many institutions.
May 11, 2009

For many colleges, May 1 is the deadline by which admitted applicants must either accept or decline offers of admissions -- sending in a deposit (theoretically to only one institution) to save a spot.

May 4, 2009
In a break from tradition, some private colleges offered some additional spots before a final count was in on how many accepted applicants were coming.
April 29, 2009
Many admissions offices are using search engines and social networks to check out some applicants, or to promote institutions, survey finds.

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