Admissions

Admissions
Dec 06, 2016
High school graduates are projected to come from increasingly diverse backgrounds, even as overall levels plateau -- posing a challenge for colleges and universities.

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

November 30, 2009
Nevada chancellor mulls whether community colleges, strained by recession and budget crises, should limit enrollments to ensure success for more students.
November 24, 2009
Remember how colleges were going to scale back on the popular but controversial admissions strategy? As the economic downturn drags on, many institutions see interest growing and some are encouraging it.
November 18, 2009

While the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions, the future of affirmative action is far from certain. Some states have barred it and critics continue to look for ways to challenge it. In his new book, Affirmative Action for the Future (Cornell University Press), James P. Sterba offers a defense of affirmative action.

November 16, 2009
An outspoken advocate for admissions reform before resigning from MIT for falsifying her résumé, she has returned to higher ed to counsel colleges and families.
November 3, 2009
New federal investigation theoretically is based on respect for the law barring gender bias, but advocates for women's sports see an attack on protections for female athletes.
November 3, 2009
New research on admissions at elite colleges shows the role of affirmative action, the extent and limits of cross-racial interaction among students, and significant gaps in academic performance.
November 2, 2009
U.S. Civil Rights Commission starts inquiry into admissions edge that some colleges may give male applicants -- and questions of whether Title IX enforcement affects decisions on attracting students.
October 27, 2009
Perception that it's harder to get into college is true only at small minority of institutions, study finds -- over past decades, about half of colleges became much easier to get into.
October 22, 2009
GMAT, the dominant test in MBA admissions, is being used in hiring decisions. This violates standards set by the business school group that sponsors the test, but it takes no action.
October 20, 2009
Survey finds modest declines in number of colleges that place great weight on formulaic measures of academic achievement and potential.

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