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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

September 29, 2008
At admissions officers' meeting, study suggesting more skepticism of standardized tests is widely praised. Authors debate next steps while more colleges show interest in going test-optional.
September 26, 2008
Organizer of campaign against U.S. News gives admissions officers preview of system that seeks to make the search for a college educational and to put the emphasis on learning, not prestige.
September 25, 2008
As Wake Forest illustrates, the decision to end testing requirements in admission leads to discussions about what you want to add, as well.
September 23, 2008
While only a few colleges eliminated the controversial practice, some institutions and applicants may be moderating their use. Of course, new controversial practices are emerging.
September 22, 2008
Panel convened by admissions group finds that many colleges could and should operate without standardized testing.
September 19, 2008
Education Department cautions colleges on what they must do to justify considering race in admissions decisions -- and some accuse department of try to discourage diversity efforts.
September 10, 2008
Study of white medical students finds link between institutional demographics and perceptions of ability to care for diverse populations.
September 3, 2008

One of the more influential and controversial studies of affirmative action in recent years came from Richard H. Sander in 2004. The law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed statistics about black law students and argued that they show that affirmative action hurts them by helping many gain admission to institutions where they are unlikely to be top students.

September 2, 2008

In 2006, the University of California at Los Angeles faced intense criticism when only 2 percent of the students admitted for the freshman class were black. For a decade at that point, UCLA had been operating under a ban on considering race and ethnicity in admissions decisions, but the numbers for black students had not previously been so low.

August 27, 2008

The average score on the SAT remained steady for the class of 2008 -- with the critical reading (502), mathematics (515) and writing (494) scores all unchanged from last year.

As is typically the case, the College Board said that the results were encouraging. “Student interest and participation in the SAT has grown to historic levels, and our outreach into minority, low-income and other underserved student groups is yielding tremendous results,” said Gaston Caperton, president of the board.

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