Admissions

Admissions
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

January 4, 2007

The debate over admissions has diverted attention from how minority students perform in college, and how institutions can help them succeed, writes David R. Harris.

January 2, 2007

Federal appeals panel finds no reason to delay Michigan measure or let universities finish year with old policies.

December 20, 2006

Court allows Michigan universities to finish their admissions cycles with current policies, but questions remain about future legal action.

December 12, 2006

Flawed reports about the admissions practices of elite universities -- and higher education's defensive response to them -- don't help improve access, John V. Lombardi writes.

December 6, 2006

Wayne State law professors will vote on new admissions approach after Michigan nixed affirmative action. Are they being creative or evasive?

December 5, 2006

Justices grill school lawyers over integration measures but give no indication court plans to revisit Michigan affirmative action decisions.

December 1, 2006

Jane Arnold writes that in debating accountability, we need to remember that definitions of excellence have evolved over time and may need to change again.

December 1, 2006

With "unit records" database in doubt, Education Department explores huge expansion of core system for tracking colleges and students.

December 1, 2006

Petitions and planned protests object to an admissions change that might attract applicants and a higher U.S. News ranking.

November 28, 2006

After referendum voted down use of race, U. of Michigan talked about suing. Weeks later, it's talking about carrying out the measure.

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