Survey: 25% College Admissions Officers Feel Pressure To Admit Students With Better Connections Than Qualifications
The survey by Kaplan Test Prep asked admissions officers at 400 of the top colleges if “the admissions process is rigged for the well-connected applicant?”
Your child’s next tweet or Facebook post could be hurting their chances of getting into college. No longer are grades, test scores and self essays the only measure of whether an applicant gets accepted or not.
Picking a college is nothing like it once was. In 1980, there were 3,150 colleges and universities. Now, there are close to 4,700 and data crunchers hope to help.
University of California President Janet Napolitano says she is examining whether the public college system has been admitting too many out-of-state and international students.
Supreme Court Ruling Jeopardizes Hope To Overturn Affirmative Action Ban At California Public Universities
The effort to overturn California’s ban on affirmative action at state public universities suffered a severe blow with a Supreme Court decision announced on Tuesday.
UC officials said Friday that the number of students applying to UC’s nine undergraduate campuses rose 8.6 percent to 174,767. That includes freshman and transfer applicants applying for fall 2013.
The University of California is reporting a big jump in the percentage of out-of-state students who have been admitted for undergraduate study.
Local students have been guaranteed admissions to San Jose State for more than 150 years, but that is now changing.
A federal appeals court has upheld California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities.
California State University plans to reduce enrollment next year as the 23-campus system grapples with steep cuts in state funding.