College, Inc.: College admissions


Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Five college admissions tips for the A-minus student

The Ivies aren’t biting, and merit dollars are scarce. But even in the affluent suburbs, there are ways to turn the admission process to your favor.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:42 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Rankings | Tags:  college admissions, college rankings

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012

A special SAT date for the wealthy and gifted?

College Board under fire for arranging special SAT sitting for students in pricey college-prep program.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  college admissions, College Board, SAT test

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Do colleges court those least in need of education?

Colleges build prestige by admitting the best-educated students. That’s like hospitals admitting the healthiest patients, our guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Admissions, Rankings | Tags:  higher education, college rankings, college admissions

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Choosing a college without knowing its cost

Many public universities don’t yet know what they’ll charge in 2012-13, and some privates haven’t posted their rates. Yet, students are urged to decide early.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  college tuition, college admissions

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Texas affirmative action case may hinge on Justice Kennedy

Affirmative action in college admissions is on the Supreme Court docket again, and swing vote Anthony Kennedy may determine the outcome.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:49 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Litigation | Tags:  affirmative action, college admissions, University of Texas, Supreme Court

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Harvard Asian-American discrimination probe ends

An Indian-American student has withdrawn his complaint alleging Harvard and Princeton rejected him over racial-ethnic bias.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Litigation | Tags:  civil rights, harvard university, college admissions

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Northwestern now a first choice to many, its president says

NU was never a safety school in the Midwest, but it had that reputation on the East Coast. Today, it’s competing more squarely with the Ivys.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Rankings | Tags:  Northwestern University, college admissions, Early Decision, University of Chicago

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Admission rate tightens at Harvard, Stanford, Princeton

Admission rates hit historic lows last year at top colleges. Will history repeat?

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:43 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  University of Virginia, Stanford University, college admissions

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Early admission here to stay at local universities

When surveying the landscape of early college admissions this fall, the terms "comeback" and "rebound" invariably come to mind.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Early admission, GMU early action, JMU early action, college admissions, early action, early decision

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/25/2010

Five Thanksgiving thoughts for the college-bound

Today's guest blogger is Craig Powell, a Brown graduate and CEO of ConnectEDU, a Boston firm chiefly known for helping high schools send application materials to colleges electronically. As we reflect on the Thanksgiving holiday, those of us in the...

By Craig Powell  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions, Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  ConnectEDU, college admissions, college aid, college finance

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/06/2010

10 colleges where you'd best apply early

U.S. News & World Report has released a list of the 10 universities where early application yields the greatest advantage. Early decision -- and its kinder, gentler counterpart, early action -- is one of the most controversial pieces of an...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions, Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  Early Action, Early Admission, Early Decision, U.S. News, college admissions, college rankings

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/04/2010

Will USC be next to join the Common Application?

One by one, the nation's elite independent universities have joined the Common Application. A student now can apply to the top 20 national universities on the U.S. News rankings with a single application -- well, two, if you count MIT....

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  Common App, Common Application, Common Application Georgetown, Common Application USC, college admissions

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 01/22/2010

Why are college applications up?

The economy is sagging; the college-age population is flattening. And yet, word is trickling in that several selective colleges around Washington have reaped record numbers of applications for the Class of 2014-- including the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:40 PM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  College admissions, applications, financial aid