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Admissions
Apr 27, 2018
New study finds that ending SAT and ACT requirements results in more applications and more diversity -- without any decline in graduation rates.

Surveys

Sept. 13, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors explores the views of these officials on a wide range of timely issues.

Download a full survey report here.

The survey, conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup, is the latest in Inside Higher Ed's series of surveys of key higher ed professionals.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast 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 support from Jenzabar, Intersect by Hobsons, Liaison, Blackboard Student Lifecyle Services and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Booklets

“New Strategies to Navigate International Enrollments” is Inside Higher Ed's new on-demand compilation of articles. You may download a copy free, here.

And we invite you to sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet, featuring Inside Higher Ed's editors, on Thursday, May 10, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of the TOEFL® program at ETS.

 

Archive

October 1, 2010

Sylvie Baldwin is trying to apply the idea of being a "conscientious objector" to the world of admissions testing.

September 28, 2010

Robert J. Sternberg, the new provost of Oklahoma State University, has just finished a five-year term as dean of arts and science at Tufts University, during which time he had the opportunity to test out his ideas about non-cognitive evaluation of applicants. Sternberg has long argued that standardized testing and high school grades -- while appropriate considerations in determining who gets into which colleges -- tell only part of the story.

September 24, 2010
College of Charleston considers: How large an undergraduate gender gap is too large? And how can the institution attract more men?
September 22, 2010
New book says elite colleges -- public and private -- have continued alumni admissions preferences even though they favor the wealthy and white -- and the favoritism isn’t needed for donations.
September 20, 2010
U. of Florida considers giving incoming students option of taking classes during spring and summer terms only — throughout their time at the university.
September 16, 2010
Report highlights how successful community college transfer students can be at top-tier four-year institutions -- if they get the right kind of assistance.
September 14, 2010
Total average is unchanged while some racial gaps grow -- and ACT gains in market share on admissions testing.
September 13, 2010
ETS -- rebuffed by College Board -- pilots standardized letters of recommendation for undergraduate admissions; Notre Dame's MBA program is first to require this kind of recommendation; law school group adopts own approach.
September 10, 2010
University of Dayton explains its recent enrollment success in part by the packaging (literally).
September 8, 2010

When people talk about the demolition of the doctrine of "separate but equal," the case everyone focuses on is Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 ruling. Four years earlier, however, the Supreme Court rejected that doctrine in a higher education case -- one that set the legal framework for Brown and helped shape the strategy of Thurgood Marshall in his assault on Jim Crow in education.

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