college admissions


Comparing colleges by economic value of their degrees

Apr 29, 2015
Thousands of colleges are ranked by the economic benefit of degree programs.
Posted In: college admissions, students, economic data
Harvard University

You won't die if you don't go to Harvard or Stanford

Apr 3, 2015
Frank Bruni on why acceptance rates have dipped so low, and what top high school students should do.
Posted In: college acceptances, college admissions, harvard, stanford

Colleges put career centers on the map

Nov 6, 2014
Schools are under pressure to improve what they're doing to prepare grads for jobs
Posted In: higher ed, career advice, college admissions

@College Let me in! #prettyplease

Oct 30, 2014
College admissions officers keep a close eye on social media.
Posted In: college admissions, college, Twitter, applying to college
Goucher College

A new way to apply to college: video

Sep 5, 2014
Goucher College in Maryland tries to reach a broader spectrum of students.
Posted In: college admissions, Baltimore, high school, transcript

How campus safety could affect college choices

May 29, 2014
Sexual assault is big a topic among college students, but it may not factor into picking a school.
Posted In: sexual predators, college, college admissions
SAT Test To Be Revamped

This is what the new SAT will look like

Apr 16, 2014
How is the test prep industry is preparing for the changes to the SAT?
Posted In: test-prep, college admissions, SAT

More students are taking AP exams, which don’t come cheap

Feb 11, 2014
The percentage of high school graduates who have taken AP tests have doubled.
Posted In: AP tests, college board, college admissions, high school

How college applications change in the era of Big Data

Jan 14, 2014
Kids are applying to more colleges than ever, so institutions are using Big Data to figure out which students to target.
Posted In: big data, college admissions

One student's path to an elite university

Dec 3, 2013
For George Alvarez, the decision to apply to Johns Hopkins was a "happy accident." Most low-income, high-achieving high school students don't apply to any selective colleges.
Posted In: Education, college admissions, college