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Feb 08, 2016
Goucher says students admitted on the basis of a short film did better academically than those who applied in traditional ways. But is sample large enough to be meaningful?

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

"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

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.
December 8, 2008
Number of students taking GRE will drop this year, stunning ETS and universities, who foresaw opposition impact from recession. Fall is seen in U.S. and elsewhere, with steep decline in India.
November 26, 2008

Colleges routinely boast about being "need blind" in admissions, meaning that they consider applicants without regard to their ability to pay. But even if they are need blind, and a new survey suggests they are, that may be very different from being an institution that any academically qualified student can actually attend.

November 20, 2008
For second time this year, law review articles suggest that -- if you go back far enough -- a legal case can be made that preferences for alumni children are illegal.
November 18, 2008

Jess H. Lord, dean of admissions and financial aid at Haverford College, says that "up until Friday I've been telling anyone who would listen to me to get ready because I assumed ED numbers would drop." He said it was "absolutely my assumption that ED would be hit hard by the economy -- that applying ED would be seen as a luxury and folks would hold off." "ED" is admissions lingo for early decision, in which applicants apply early and pledge, if admitted, to enroll.

November 11, 2008
Berkeley project finds that LSAT doesn't predict success as a lawyer, but other tests -- on which female and minority students score as well as white men -- do.
November 6, 2008
After years in which critics of consideration of race in admissions win big with the voters, why didn't that happen this year in Colorado?
November 5, 2008
Critics of affirmative action hoped for bans in five states this year, and end up with at least one. Colorado outcome unclear.

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