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May 20, 2015
The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?

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

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.
April 21, 2009
NYU announces shift to give more options about tests, but not to go test-optional. Move comes amid increased discussion of this approach to reforming standardized exams.
April 20, 2009

If members of some minority groups are admitted to elite colleges because of affirmative action -- and don't perform as well as they expected -- does this show a serious flaw in efforts to diversify student bodies?

April 20, 2009
If College Board says standardized exams shouldn't be sole criterion, admissions group wants to know why National Merit Scholarship program does just that.
April 16, 2009

SAN DIEGO -- When American high school students take an SAT that is an hour longer than it used to be, and that includes a writing test many top colleges ignore, Richard Atkinson may be the man they have to thank.

April 10, 2009
Cultivating underserved students is the key to American prosperity, writes Donald Saleh.
April 6, 2009
New studies show dramatic shifts since Texas enacted law – toward reaching more high schools, but possibly excluding more transfers from community colleges.
March 30, 2009

Even as many colleges report increased student applications, administrators remain deeply worried about what will happen to enrollments this fall, given the economic turmoil facing many families. A new survey of parents of current college students suggests that college leaders' concerns are legitimate, but that the damage may not be as severe as they fear.

March 26, 2009
New research finds that end of test requirement leads to more diversity of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic diversity. Impact would grow if more colleges didn't just make test optional, but ignored scores entirely.

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