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Admissions
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

August 4, 2008
Analysis suggests extent of advantages of alumni children doesn't necessarily extend to ability to ace courses as college freshmen.
July 29, 2008
In wake of scandal and criticism, group toughens stance on conflicts of interest, limits gifts from college officials and bars advertising that could encourage anxiety.
July 9, 2008
Survey of political science departments finds consideration of race and ethnicity, but not socioeconomic background.
July 3, 2008
Many colleges say they’d like to reduce merit aid or early decision, but would pay too high a price. Shifts by Hamilton and Tufts suggest that the sky won’t fall.
July 2, 2008
Sociologist documents the extent to which colleges' brochures give impression that they have more black students than they do.
June 26, 2008
At national gathering, administrators worry about competition and consider strategies: Internet-phone links, ways to position against nonprofits, and hiring recruiters from the military and weight loss programs.
June 23, 2008
The right incentives could be used to truly make it possible for community college students to go on to four-year institutions, writes Kevin Carey.
June 23, 2008
College Board shifts policy to help repeat (generally wealthier) test takers; new study backs board claims on writing test, but questions whether verbal exam adds anything.
June 19, 2008
Report reviews strategies on recruitment, retention among other issues.
June 18, 2008
College Board releases study saying it is, but numbers show little difference from earlier version -- while validity gaps based on gender and race remain.

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