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Feb 13, 2015
An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

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

April 1, 2008

Federal judge rejects Christian group's challenge to university's system of assessing which high-school courses are suitable as preparatory credits.

March 27, 2008

Perception that they focus only on hitting numbers and increasing test scores nettles them. But they also admit many colleges operate that way -- and find it hard to fight pressures from on high.

March 26, 2008

Five years ago, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor saved affirmative action in public college admissions when she crafted the majority decision affirming the consideration of race in admissions by the University of Michigan's law school. While O'Connor found justifications for the (limited) consideration of race and ethnicity, she also spoke of the need for such consideration to stop at some point.

March 24, 2008

Guidelines would give college administrators more latitude in releasing information when they fear for students' health and safety.

March 24, 2008

Has "no loans" replaced "need blind"? When institutions adopt the former without the latter, is equity served? Have colleges been too quick to define all loans as bad?

March 19, 2008

Entrepreneurial future M.D.'s at U. of Chicago -- who helped with applicant interviews -- set up business to advise other applicants.

March 19, 2008

Chicago Public School students with college hopes often fail to meet benchmarks in the application process -- and enroll in less selective colleges than they could.

March 17, 2008

Key University of California faculty panel wants system campuses to stop requiring them.

March 14, 2008

Should a private admissions counselor also be able to work for a school or college?

March 10, 2008

In wake of reports about private counselors who also work for colleges or high schools, NACAC creates panel to consider what's appropriate.

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