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Q&A with Lani Guinier about her new book on college admissions

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Lani Guinier discusses her new critique of college admissions.

Study finds link between cuts in state budgets and out-of-state enrollment

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Study finds that cuts in state spending are linked to increases in out-of-state enrollment at public universities -- especially research institutions.

Goucher and Bennington both report success with highly nontraditional admissions options

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In first year Goucher applicants may by judged on a short video and Bennington applicants by an application portfolio they design, both colleges report early signs of success.

New study links certain application essays and college success

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Does language use and topic selection predict academic success in college? A new study suggests it does. (Hint to high schoolers: Move beyond personal experiences.)

Three years after launch, 'U.S. News' rankings of online programs still draw mixed response

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U.S. News & World Report continues to tweak its ranking of online programs, but critics say the publication's claims about their importance go too far.

Intervening with high performing, low-income students changes enrollment patterns, study finds

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Intervening with low-income, high-ability high schoolers can change college choices in favor of more competitive institutions, study finds. But their images of liberal arts colleges and flagship universities may still deter enrollments.

Chicago high schoolers more likely to earn college degrees

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The percentage of Chicago ninth-graders who will earn a bachelor's degree within 10 years has doubled, due to increased high school graduation and college enrollment rates. But the base was quite low.

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