Admissions

Admissions
Feb 22, 2017
More than 20 percent of most recent high school class nationally has taken and passed at least one exam.

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

January 14, 2009
New study projects a 35 percent drop in minority enrollments at the most competitive four-year colleges and universities -- but little gain for white students.
January 13, 2009
Perceptions aside, students apply to fewer colleges than they plan to, and the vast majority of applicants are accepted at their top choice, new study shows.
January 12, 2009
As U. of Texas again tries to change controversial admissions system, new research shows its value for minority students who get in and challenges "mismatch" theory.
January 7, 2009
College Board says new SAT policy is designed to minimize student stress. But information it gives colleges might make students more stressed (and feeling less in control) than ever.
January 6, 2009

In the realm of international student recruiting, “A lot of agents will just send out blanket e-mails to universities saying, ‘Oh, I would like to be your representative,’ ” says Sabine Klahr, director of international programs at Boise State University. “We don’t answer those e-mails typically."

“There are no standards at this point,” Klahr explains. “You could work with agents throughout the world who are not" -- she pauses, searching for the right word -- "they are not reputable business people, essentially. How do you know that you can trust them?”

December 29, 2008
Investigative report by Atlanta newspaper finds incoming academic credentials of football and basketball players badly lag fellow students.
December 22, 2008

Generalities about "minority students" can easily hide specific issues related to various ethnic and racial groups -- and the ways they do and do not advance in the American educational systems. The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies, just published by Harvard University Press, is a scholarly attempt to focus on one fast-growing ethnic group.

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.

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