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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

February 18, 2014

Flagler admits that it altered test scores, grades and class ranks of new students, and a senior official resigns after he acknowledges making the changes.

February 11, 2014

College Board shows growth in Advanced Placement program, along with growth in those who don't do well on the exams and continued racial gaps.

February 10, 2014

New analysis questions the assumptions behind a theory about low-income students that has attracted considerable scholarly and White House interest.

February 10, 2014

Randolph College -- disregarding policies of museum groups -- sells masterpiece painting for $25.5 million.

January 27, 2014

Study finds long-term impact on college grades, even for those near top of their high school class, of attending disadvantaged institutions.

January 24, 2014

Jim Wolfston says that it should focus on basic information (which should be common to all colleges) and that colleges should then design applications that reflect their values and help students express themselves.

 

January 17, 2014

Admissions leaders gather to consider how to promote broader definitions of worthiness and more diversity in their classes -- all while dealing with the pressures of money and rankings.

January 16, 2014

New study finds that "quality of life" rankings of colleges have an impact on the number of applicants and the enrollment of highly qualified students.

January 6, 2014

After years of decisions that increased diversity but didn't help it in the rankings, Syracuse University might start caring again.

December 30, 2013

For many competitive colleges, deadlines this week will result in surge of applications. Common App system is much improved from a rough fall, but some admissions offices aren't taking any chances.

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