College, Inc.: applications

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 01/24/2011

More seats at U-Va. could ease admission woes

The University of Virginia announced Monday that it had received more applications than ever: 23,942, a 6 percent increase. But the university is adding freshman seats in the fall, and that means a slightly more favorable admission rate. The university...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:32 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Access, Access | Tags:  UVA accepting more students, UVA admissions, UVA applications record, University Virginia admissions

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Harvard nets 35,000 applications

Several top universities are reporting another year of record applications, perpetuating the industry trend of application inflation and striking fear in the hearts of worthy high school seniors everywhere. Harvard received nearly 35,000 applications, a 15 percent increase over last...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions, Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  Harvard admissions, Stanford admissions, application inflation, college applications

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