Is Alumni Giving Tied to Admissions Prospects? It’s Complicated

Research has shown that alumni are more likely to give money to their alma mater if they can expect something in return. Specifically, they tend to step up their donations if they think it will ...

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Are you working to make yourself a better person or just a better applicant?

In a new study released this week, researchers found evidence that it is indeed more difficult for students to get into selective universities today than it was for previous generations. But ...

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More diversity among SAT test-takers

The class of 2009 was the most diverse group ever to take the SAT, according to the College Board, which administers the standardized test. The percentage of minority students taking the SAT ...

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College Rankings: Looking Beyond the Numbers

U.S. News & World Report has released its latest rankings of the American’s Best Colleges 2010, and Harvard and Princeton are once again tied for number one. Several other universities also ...

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U.S. News & World Report Heats Up Debate on Test-Optional Policies

Are the SATs necessary for college admissions? Or is high school performance just as good an indicator of a student’s likely success? Those are the two questions that U.S. News & World Report ...

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On April 15 and 16, 2009, Wake Forest University hosted top admissions officers and leading researchers from Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, Ohio State, Princeton, Texas, Virginia, Yale and other universities along with the director of data research for U.S. News & World Report for the Rethinking Admissions conference.