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Supiano, Beckie; Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
High-school seniors have only until May 1 to decide where they will go to college. While it is still too soon to tell if widespread predictions that seniors will flock to lower-cost institutions were accurate, two new surveys and conversations with guidance counselors suggest that the economic situation is indeed playing a large role in students'…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Low Income
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Freshmen are more concerned about academic quality and affordability than they have been in decades, according to an annual survey conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. Sixty-three percent of students said academic reputation was a very-important factor in selecting a college, an…
Descriptors: Reputation, College Choice, College Freshmen, Educational Quality
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Debating annual front-page articles that focus almost exclusively on Ivy League colleges and other highly competitive institutions that reject the vast majority of their applicants, the author reports that, in 2007, 80 percent of current first-year students were admitted to their top-choice college, according to an annual survey of more than…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Selective Admission, College Admission, Administrators
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2003
Explores how perceptions of quality turn students' heads toward certain campuses, but that price often determines their final choices. (EV)
Descriptors: College Choice, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Paying for College