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New book reveals how elite Ph.D. admissions committees review candidates

What goes on behind closed doors when professors decide who should get chance to earn a Ph.D.? Author of new book was allowed to watch. She saw elitism, a heavy focus on the GRE and some troubling conversations.

Supreme Court justices question lawyers on key affirmative action case

At Supreme Court hearing on case that could alter college admissions, no big surprises but lots of contentious exchanges -- and anger over Scalia's comments.

 

Study shows rise in graduation rates doesn't always benefit minorities

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Education Trust study finds as institutions' completion rates rise generally, minority students sometimes fall farther behind.

Study finds drop in percentage of low-income students enrolling in college

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Study finds notable drop in proportion of recent high school graduates from bottom 20 percent of family incomes who are enrolling in college.

College groups urge Supreme Court to allow colleges to continue to consider race in admissions

Dozens of higher education groups urge Supreme Court to continue to allow colleges to consider race in admissions. Arguments focus on institutional autonomy.

Admissions leaders debate coalition's plan to offer new application and portfolios for high school students

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Admissions leaders are divided about effort by leading colleges to offer new application and create platform for high school students to prepare for higher education and document their work.

80 colleges and universities announce plan for new application and new approach to preparing high school students

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As 80 colleges unite to create new application and portfolio platform for high school students, a look at who is in and who is not (for now), how colleges plan to use the service, and how Common Application is responding.

OCR clears Princeton of anti-Asian discrimination in admissions

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In decision that relies on U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding affirmative action, federal civil rights office finds Princeton did not discriminate.

Will a China Slowdown Stall Growth in International Students?

U.S. universities are increasingly dependent on growing enrollments of students from China. Will the growth continue amid an economic slowdown?

Education Department will stop giving colleges information about students’ choices

Education Department will stop giving colleges information from federal form about students' college preferences, which critics said disadvantaged some students during the admissions and financial aid process.

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