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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

July 18, 2007

Research argues that if elite colleges abandoned the SAT, they could have diverse classes without affirmative action.

July 11, 2007

Tufts sees early success in adding measures of creativity, practicality and wisdom to traditional criteria for evaluating applicants.

July 6, 2007

GRE may soon be accompanied by standardized way for graduate schools to consider applicants' non-cognitive abilities.

June 29, 2007

Supreme Court decision cites ruling that permitted use of race, but emphasis suggests colleges can expect more scrutiny.

June 28, 2007

Challenger says it will reach out to more institutions, especially publics, while dominant player defends its selective approach.

June 22, 2007

To attack STEM shortage, CUNY chancellor proposes accepting promising freshmen into Ph.D. programs in science and math.

June 20, 2007

In the wake of meetings this week of the Annapolis Group -- an organization of liberal arts colleges -- critics of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings are expecting a significant increase in the number of institutions where presidents pledge not to participate in the "reputational" portion of the rankings or to use scores in their own promotional materials.

June 19, 2007

Report from athletics reform group calls on professors to be included in major sports decisions on campuses.

June 19, 2007

New study sees high school grades as a far better predictor than SAT scores, but notes large gap in ability to predict anything.

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