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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

March 26, 2007

To demonstrate flaws of SAT writing test, MIT professor coached student on how to get a good score on a lousy essay -- and pulled it off.

March 23, 2007

U.S. proposes regulatory changes that could force agencies to set minimum standards for colleges on student learning.

March 19, 2007

Just days after move by Hamilton, another liberal arts college challenges conventional wisdom on aid policy.

March 16, 2007

Hamilton announces it will end all "merit" awards -- as other colleges shift in that direction.

March 12, 2007

Sarah Lawrence president fires salvo at magazine as other presidents circulate letter outlining new tactics against rankings.

March 9, 2007

New novel satirizes the college admissions crunch.

March 7, 2007

Reports about flagging U.S. competitiveness are about as common as college presidents quoting The World Is Flat or politicians worrying about jobs being transported to China or India.

March 6, 2007

Common Application abandons plan to include pending actions in its disciplinary question for applicants and counselors.

March 2, 2007

Oregon State model may avoid legal pitfalls -- while improving both diversity and retention.

February 28, 2007

State by state, leaders consider the thorny question of whether students living there illegally should pay in-state fees.

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