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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

April 14, 2014

An admissions officer was killed on the bus to Humboldt State -- guiding students he recruited from Los Angeles.

April 11, 2014

Consultant's report blames insufficient testing and a poor plan for frustrating problems experienced in the fall. Analysis also notes concerns about pricing policies that may have left colleges more vulnerable than they might have been.

April 9, 2014

While dozens of liberal arts colleges are banking on plans to grow, a Vermont institution doesn't think that's realistic, and has developed a path to preserve itself by getting smaller.

 

April 8, 2014

If the administration wants to help get more low-income students into top colleges, it's time to take on the rankings, writes Catharine Bond Hill.

April 7, 2014

New study finds both positive and negative results of attending a less competitive college than where one might have enrolled.

April 3, 2014

Middlebury College gives itself a loophole in its plan linking tuition, room and board to inflation.

 

March 20, 2014

As more colleges send emails telling rejected applicants they have been admitted, some admissions officers share what they learned from their mistakes.

March 18, 2014

Colleges that want first-generation college students to thrive need to talk -- in supportive ways -- about the realities of social class in America and in higher education, write Nicole M. Stephens, MarYam G. Hamedani and Mesmin Destin.

March 11, 2014

Some Princeton students push university to stop asking whether applicants have been convicted of anything. They say academe needs more people with experience in the justice system.

March 6, 2014

College Board will try new approach to essay, drop the penalty for wrong answers and work with Khan Academy to provide free test-prep. Some experts like the changes (or most of them), while others see a bid to catch up to the ACT.

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