Potential applicants may not want to hear a rehearsed pitch from an admissions officer. But put them in touch with an actual student on Snapchat, and a different dynamic comes into play.
How one black alumnus of a majority white university tried to paint a positive but realistic picture for prospective students.
How the ever-escalating competition for applicants, revenue, and prestige affects the front line.
Some institutions have pushed to send admitted students earlier notifications of their aid — even if that means setting tuition earlier. Others are taking a wait-and-see approach.
Many people worry that high-achieving, low-income students too often don’t attend top colleges. A new book explores the challenge of helping more students succeed at a broader range of institutions.
A college student noticed a gap in the research on people who plan to attend college but don’t matriculate. So she set out to fill it.
Annie Reznik, the first executive director of the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, says the group aims to empower disadvantaged students.