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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

January 13, 2009

Perceptions aside, students apply to fewer colleges than they plan to, and the vast majority of applicants are accepted at their top choice, new study shows.

January 12, 2009

As U. of Texas again tries to change controversial admissions system, new research shows its value for minority students who get in and challenges "mismatch" theory.

January 7, 2009

College Board says new SAT policy is designed to minimize student stress. But information it gives colleges might make students more stressed (and feeling less in control) than ever.

January 6, 2009

In the realm of international student recruiting, “A lot of agents will just send out blanket e-mails to universities saying, ‘Oh, I would like to be your representative,’ ” says Sabine Klahr, director of international programs at Boise State University. “We don’t answer those e-mails typically."

“There are no standards at this point,” Klahr explains. “You could work with agents throughout the world who are not" -- she pauses, searching for the right word -- "they are not reputable business people, essentially. How do you know that you can trust them?”

January 2, 2009

Admissions officers should be careful about assuming they have any control, write Doug Usher and Barry Reicherter.

December 29, 2008

Investigative report by Atlanta newspaper finds incoming academic credentials of football and basketball players badly lag fellow students.

December 22, 2008

Generalities about "minority students" can easily hide specific issues related to various ethnic and racial groups -- and the ways they do and do not advance in the American educational systems. The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies, just published by Harvard University Press, is a scholarly attempt to focus on one fast-growing ethnic group.

December 19, 2008

Major scholarly study finds positive impacts from having roommates from different backgrounds -- and negative impacts from being members of groups largely of one race or ethnicity.

December 17, 2008

As higher ed productivity project unveils new grants, several aim to help states more closely tie colleges' funding to their success in getting students through.

December 16, 2008

The competition to test foreign students on their knowledge of English continues to heat up.

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