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Many students opt for colleges that spend more on nonacademic functions, study finds

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Many prospective students favor colleges that invest more in nonacademic functions (including athletics and dormitories) over institutions that focus their spending on academics, study finds.

Bucknell's admission raises questions about how many colleges are reporting false data

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Bucknell becomes fifth college in a year to admit it gave out false data. Experts see recent scandals pointing to broader problems related to rankings and reputations.

Bucknell misreported test scores from 2006 to 2012

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Bucknell misreported scores -- internally and externally -- from 2006-12. University becomes fifth in a year to have announced such falsehoods.

Admissions leaders and legal experts debate how to define merit

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With Supreme Court decision on affirmative action looming, admissions and legal experts debate whether and how to move beyond test scores and grades, and whether "non-cognitive" measures will yield more diversity and more successful students.

New effort to collect student veterans' graduation rates

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The U.S. Veterans Administration and the National Student Clearinghouse team up to track graduation rates.

Franklin & Marshall targets charter schools like KIPP for new source of students

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In pursuit of students who would be a good fit for its rigorous, supportive, small-community environment, Franklin & Marshall is tapping into urban charter schools.

Study says many highly talented low-income students never apply to top colleges

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More than half of the most talented potential applicants from low-income families never apply to a competitive college, study finds. And admissions officers may be looking for them in the wrong places.

Study documents admissions trends over last 10 years

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Survey finds applications are up, applications per student are up and old formulas about who will enroll don't work anymore. But for all the hysteria on admissions, study documents that most colleges still admit most applicants.

Debate over admissions and race at UCLA

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Report charging that UCLA considers race in admissions infuriates minority student groups, and illustrates how affirmative action debates can divide a campus, even one required to be race-neutral.

Colleges rethink need blind admissions in favor of meeting need

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Facing financial constraints and public pressure over students’ debt, some colleges move away from need-blind admissions -- which are often costly to the institution and students -- in favor of reducing "gapping."

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