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Problems with Need-Blind College Admissions

Harold O. Levy | Posted 04.08.2016 | College
Harold O. Levy

Many students from families with low incomes continue to be rejected from schools they are very qualified to attend simply because of their need for financial aid. It is long past time for this unjust economic discrimination to end.

Need Blind Admissions Is a Lie

Bev Taylor | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Bev Taylor

While it may seem preposterous that all applicants would need financial aid, when you don't take into account their financial need, colleges run that risk. And college admissions officers don't like to take risks.

Race and College

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

If the 5-4 Voting Rights Act decision lays bare a stark national divide, Fisher v. University of Texas, at 7-1, sends a different message. It serves as an invitation to investigate how racial diversity uniquely improves student outcomes and promotes the public good.

The Illusion of Need-Blind Admission

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

According to the Admission Office, officers do not have access to financial aid materials for applicants, so they do not have explicit information concerning an applicant's financial situation. Too bad this system can only work in theory.

The Truth About Need-Aware Admissions

Kat Cohen | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

Now is the time for high school juniors to begin developing a well-balanced list of target, reach, and likely schools to apply to this fall, and one of the most significant, and often times limiting, factors that families and students consider when deciding where to apply is cost.

To Get Into College, It Helps To Be Rich

WSJ | Rachel Emma Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Paying for college is one of the most popular topics here at the Juggle. But it may be time to forget the conventional wisdom that everyone should app...

Now That You've Been Admitted: Choose the Student Culture That Energizes You

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Roth

It's the evolution of student culture over many years that comes to define the way a college or university feels to the young men and women who spend their transitional years on campus.

Colleges Shift Admissions Policies

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Two prominent liberal arts colleges are reshaping their admissions policies in drastic yet opposite ways -- one despite the economy, and one because o...

Access to Degrees -- Not Just Honorary Degrees

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

I long to see President and Mrs. Obama inspire legislation that improves access to and the sustainability of institutions like those that have honored them this week.

Tuft's Need Blind Admissions Falls Victim To Economy

Tufts Daily | Gillian Javetski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reported a 4 percent drop in applications this year but accepted 26 percent of applicants to the Class of 2013 ...