College, Inc.: Privates

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Student claims Harvard, Princeton discriminate against Asian-Americans

An Indian-American student in California got rejected both places despite high test scores. But are high test scores a guarantee of admission to a top Ivy?

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:22 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Privates

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Is higher tuition what the public wants?

Some colleges have had success with highly publicized campaigns to reduce their annual tuition. But the strategy can backfire.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Finance, Marketing, Rankings, Privates

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Kiplinger anoints Washington and Lee a top liberal arts value

The University of Richmond, W&L’s lib-arts rival, also fares well on the annual list of best collegiate values.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:00 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Liberal Arts, Privates

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Guest post: Let’s be up-front about merit aid

A college president says his school has offered merit discounts for 20 years and thinks other schools should be transparent about such awards.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Finance, Privates

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Easy A: Study finds 43% of grades are A

Back in 1940, A’s accounted for only 15 percent of class grades. Are we that much smarter than the Greatest Generation?

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Privates, Research

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 07/03/2011

The bottom line: which top universities have the highest net price?

Most of the top private national universities charge around $50,000 a year in tuition, fees and living expenses. What the average student actually pays is another story.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:38 PM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Access, Finance, Rankings, Privates | Tags:  Catholic University

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Student aid rising faster than tuition

Tuition is up 4.6 percent at private colleges, according to industry survey, but aid is up 7 percent.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance, Privates

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 01/20/2010

CUA welcomes pro-life pilgrims

Catholic University of America will host about 1,800 visitors, including a 300-student contingent from Missouri, overnight in preparation for the March For Life, the annual anti-abortion rally scheduled for Friday evening on Capitol Hill. Three hundred teens from the Diocese...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:54 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Privates | Tags:  Catholic University of America, March for Life, abortion, prolife, student rallies