Admissions

Admissions
Jan 19, 2017
Access to certain colleges has a lot to do with income, new study finds, but graduating college levels the playing field for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Surveys

Sept. 22, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. View the webinar here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by support from Hobsons, Jenzabar, NRCCUA, TimeTrade and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Booklets

"Recruiting International Students" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

The booklet features articles about trends, debates and strategies of a range of institutions.

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

Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar on Thursday, August 27, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet.

Please click here here to register or find out more.

The publication of this booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of ETS.

Archive

August 17, 2010
U.S. News adjusts the most controversial part of its rankings -- but does it matter?
August 12, 2010

The Common Application is considering adding voluntary questions about applicants' sexual orientation and gender identity. The application is used by hundreds of colleges and universities -- including many of the most competitive.

August 12, 2010

The strategy may not be new, but few expected it to come out of Cobleskill, N.Y.

August 10, 2010

The College Board is about to announce a change in the Advanced Placement program that will end the penalty for wrong answers.

August 9, 2010

For years, applicants to the most competitive colleges in the United States had to submit three scores on SAT Subject Tests (once known as "achievement tests" and sometimes called SAT II) in addition to the better-known main SAT, with its verbal, mathematics and (more recently) writing sections. But the last two colleges that required three -- Harvard and Georgetown Universities -- are this year changing their policies.

August 5, 2010

For Hendrix College, the past decade ushered in a series of unfortunate events.

August 4, 2010

Historically, cartoons are not a significant driver of communications and marketing strategy in higher education.

But one cartoon -- by Randall Munroe, whose popular Web comic is known as xkcd -- has resonated so strongly in higher ed circles that it has some marketing officials taking a hard look at what experts still believe to be their strongest marketing asset: the institutional website’s home page.

August 2, 2010

For many years, critics of the SAT have cited a verbal question involving the word "regatta" as an example of how the test may favor wealthier test-takers, who also are more likely to be white. It's been a long time since the regatta question was used -- and the College Board now has in place a detailed process for testing all questions and potential questions, designed to weed out questions that may favor one group of students over another.

July 29, 2010

The Princeton Review, which is best known for its books on the college application process and its test-prep courses, is today announcing a new business line. The company will offer online courses -- for $70-$200 each -- on parts of the college application and financial aid process.

July 21, 2010

Community colleges pride themselves on open admissions policies. But an increasing number are moving to competitive admissions in nursing programs.

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