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Application Numbers at Top-Ranked Schools

An article in Business Week published last month compared the application numbers from several top-ranked institutions.  The majority of the institutions have seen an increase in applications this year, making admission more selective than ever.  Several experts quoted in the article sight the increase in application numbers as a direct result of the economic downturn. […]

Most Students Attend the Type of College They Prefer–Despite Economy

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports this morning on a new study that finds that the overwhelming majority of students heading off to college this fall will be attending the sort of college they prefer. Of the nearly 40,000 respondents, 86% of those who said they preferred a public college will be attending a public […]