Although proponents of making the SAT optional hoped it would expand college access for low-income and minority students, research shows that hasn't happened.
The number of colleges that have test-optional admissions policies has now surpassed 1,000. An admissions specialist explains why that milestone is a welcome one.
Students and government officials alike hope Harvard's admission files will yield clues about who gets in and why, but a Harvard researcher says their efforts will be in vain.
Race-conscious admissions policies are still the best way to achieve diversity on campus. Yet, some race-neutral methods could help colleges improve diversity – and stand up to legal scrutiny.
For colleges and universities that lack the multi-billion-dollar endowments of schools like Harvard, the mere threat of legal action may be enough to put an end to race-conscious admissions policies.
'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?
Scholars argue that the complaint of bias against Harvard reflects a flawed understanding of affirmative action policies.
Elite exam schools are some of the least diverse public schools in the US. Here's how colleges like Harvard could teach high schools like Stuyvesant to improve their admissions process.
To post or not to post? Colleges and employers are increasingly checking social media to get a sense of their candidates. Here's what you should (and shouldn't) post in order to secure your future.
Every year, 9 million students in China compete for just 6 million college admission spots. The systems that match students with schools are being overhauled. But will that improve outcomes?
International student integration can (and should) be fostered on college campuses for the sake of national security and professional readiness.
Here's why disagreement about affirmative action will not end any time soon. Coming up next is a lawsuit brought by Asian-Americans challenging Harvard's race-conscious policy.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
In the Fisher case judgment, the Supreme Court has reminded institutions to assess race-neutral policies. But evidence shows race-neutral policies could worsen racial inequalities.
America's low-income but high-achieving kids fail to find the necessary resources, and consequently fall behind. This has huge implications for innovation as well as the GDP.
SAT prep is a multi-billion dollar industry today. Will the redesigned SAT restore its original goal of providing greater access to higher education for a diverse population?
A recent report, Turning the Tide, urges colleges and universities to reexamine their admissions process. What about measuring creativity?
Admissions officers alone cannot change the way achievement is currently defined. Parents, employers and those who work in education need to lead by example.
Scholars argue that the affirmative action case could have consequences for the educational success of students of color.
As the affirmative action case comes up before the US Supreme Court again, the question being asked is how much diversity is enough?