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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

August 16, 2007
Colleges and universities respond to recent enrollment increase with a host of educational efforts, but challenges abound.
August 13, 2007
Pre-college summer programs grow in popularity, possibly losing their attractiveness to undergraduate admissions officers.
August 8, 2007

Steve Spurrier is hardly the first coach to blast his college's admissions process; coaches never like it when top recruits get rejected. The University of South Carolina coach’s threat this week to quit if the institution does not alter its policies is unlikely to get Spurrier everything he wants; he says the university should admit any athlete who meets the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s eligibility standards for freshmen, and university officials say they won’t go there.

August 7, 2007
Thanks to improved outreach efforts, engineering and technology universities are seeing a boost in female enrollments nearly across the board.
August 7, 2007
Some school districts are pushing for a new offering, but College Board -- citing lack of support in higher education -- is skeptical.
July 31, 2007
College rankings are a crutch that too many students and families use to avoid a thoughtful search for the right fit, Alan Contreras says.
July 31, 2007

When college leaders criticize rankings or fend off questions about accountability, they frequently point to the National Survey of Student Engagement. NSSE (pronounced like the Loch Ness monster's nickname) surveys the views of first-year and fourth-year students on a variety of measures of engagement and colleges say that they use the detailed reports they receive to improve their offerings.

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.

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