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College Diversity: A New Ranking

The New York Times recently announced yet another ranking, this one a “College Access Index,” measuring accessibility for students with high financial need. The index measures the number of students receiving Pell Grants, percentage of students who graduate within six … Continue reading

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PayScale.Com Quantifies College “Return On Investment”

. President Obama aims to have a national listing available by 2015 which will rank US colleges by “return on investment” (colleges cost relative to graduates’ employment/salaries) as well as on key statistics like % freshmen who return and % … Continue reading

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Bucknell/US News and World Report: Case Closed

On January 25, Bucknell reported to the US. News and World Report, College Board and other entities that there had been irregularities in reporting average SAT scores over a seven year period. IESolutions covered this news in our post of … Continue reading

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College Rankings: What We Learn From Bucknell

There is no need to rehash the latest SAT score report snafu by a well-respected university. Clearly college admission directors are responding to pressure to enhance their institutions’ statistics for the highest possible ranking in the annual US News & … Continue reading

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Feeling the Heat – College Admissions

High school seniors experience enormous pressure to earn the highest possible SAT/ACT scores, in order to position themselves most favorably with their top choice colleges. So, it seems, do the colleges and universities seek to be able to publish the … Continue reading

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