Tuition freezes seem like they would help all students, but a look at the data shows otherwise.
U.S. News & World Report’s new Best Colleges guide includes only slight adjustments to the way it weighs SAT and ACT performance, just as a new Common App study sheds light on who actually submitted scores last year.
New research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce explores common arguments made by critics of affirmative action.
Higher education organizations and experts are urging U.S. News & World Report to drop test scores from its “Best Colleges” calculations.
The content of students’ college application essays has an even stronger correlation to household income than SAT scores, according to a new working paper.
In an opinion piece, one high school senior describes the tension experienced by students of color when they feel obligated to “sell [their] pain” during the college admissions process.
As students weigh college admissions offers ahead of the May 1 decision deadline, early data indicate that the nation’s top schools could welcome an especially diverse class this year.
Admissions teams at the nation’s most selective institutions are facing uncharted territory this year as they attempt to review a record number of applications—many without test scores—to shape the Class of 2025.
Enrollment officials responding to an ACT survey indicated that they’re unlikely to return to test-required policies in the near term, although institutions whose test-optional policies were COVID-driven said the next few application cycles will be telling.
Pointing to this year’s enrollment and financial aid numbers, higher education experts are cautioning that the pandemic could reverse hard-won gains in Latinx students’ representation on college campuses.
An education technology firm says U.S. colleges and universities received fewer early-action and early-decision applications this year, with smaller schools experiencing the most significant decrease.
A new program out of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business aims to prepare students and families for the college application process by connecting early enough to influence students’ high school choices.