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?”
Using their vast databank, LinkedIn ranked colleges and universities based on graduates who get “desirable” jobs.
Every March, 60 million Americans or more fill out NCAA brackets, predicting the winner of the men’s basketball championship. A good percentage are doing it to be part of the pop culture phenomenon, not because they are sports fans, and this fact leads to mind-numbing confusion about the championship and the office pool.
Leaders of California’s vast community college system are hoping to make it easier for students to transfer to historically black colleges and universities in other states.
Welcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.
A liberal-arts school in Berkeley has become the first Islamic institution of higher learning in the United States.
The Student Aid Bill of Rights is President Obama’s latest effort to improve the student lending experience. The measure is not a cure all, but it’s a start.
The Stanford University women’s basketball team improved to 38-3 in the Pac-10/Pac-12 conference tournament all time, as the Cardinal defeated Bay Area rivals California in the final of the league championship event. The Golden Bears led at halftime, but they couldn’t hold off Stanford in the second half.
Both the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal lost their second matchup in three days with Arizona schools in Pac-12 play, and now it’s unlikely either team will make the NCAA Tournament—barring a miraculous run in the upcoming Pac-12 conference tournament.
It was a rough day for the three Bay Area schools in the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament: St. Mary’s College, Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco all lost in the quarterfinals—with both SCU and USF putting up valiant efforts against top teams.