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May 20, 2015
The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?

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 14, 2006

As the College Board is finding out, New York State legislators assume that if you promise you will give them a report, you'll give them the report.

The report that led to faxes, press conferences and much legal conferencing on Thursday is an outside study commissioned by the College Board to look into last year's embarrassing scoring errors on the SAT.

July 14, 2006

Women’s colleges have some new material for their viewbooks, and it comes courtesy of Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research.

July 13, 2006
University of Florida says it doesn't need to spend as much money on students who -- however talented -- don't need it.
July 6, 2006
List of questionable high schools expands to 25, and some highly visible sports prep schools remain under scrutiny.
July 6, 2006

Like research universities all over the country, Tufts University asks applicants to submit their high school grades, various test scores, letters of recommendation, as well as the predictable essays about significant life experiences and so forth.

July 6, 2006
Move follows intense criticism over admission of student to special program.
June 29, 2006
Radio programs and community discussions take aim at would-be students from underrepresented Asian groups.
June 29, 2006

The message was simple: The campus culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill limits access to community college students.

The messenger might have taken some by surprise: It was Steve Farmer, UNC’s own assistant provost and director of undergraduate admissions. Farmer addressed a group gathered Wednesday for the opener of a two-day meeting entitled “A Fresh Look at Equity at Selective Colleges and Universities: Expanding Access for Low-Income Community College Transfers.”

June 28, 2006
In the pews and on the quads, personalized advice serves some black students well, California State U. finds.
June 28, 2006
Did Baylor law school give U.S. News & World Report bad data to improve its ranking?

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