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Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Over the next decade, more students of color than ever before will pass through the gates of the nation's colleges and join the ranks of its work force, according to new projections by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. By the year 2020, minority students will account for 45 percent of the nation's public high-school…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, College Applicants, Minority Group Students, Graduates
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Boston College saw a 26-percent decrease in applications this year, a drop officials largely attribute to a new essay requirement. Last year the private Jesuit institution received a record 34,051 applications for 2,250 spots in its freshman class. This year approximately 25,000 students applied, and all of them had to do one thing their…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Applicants, Graduates, Essays
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
This article discusses Sundar Kumarasamy and how he is remaking the rituals of recruitment at the University of Dayton. For years Sundar Kumarasamy walked through the lobby of the University of Dayton's admissions building and daydreamed about changing every inch of the place. Mr. Kumarasamy, the university's vice president for enrollment…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Student Recruitment, Change Strategies, Educational Change
Hoover, Eric; Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Admissions deans everywhere shared concerns about recruiting students during a recession as they tried to discern how, or if, the economy would affect demand for their institutions. Amid this uncertainty, colleges used many different strategies. Some recruited more here and less there. Some offered more merit aid, while others scaled back. Some…
Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Deans, Administrator Attitudes, School Surveys
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
A consultant on an endless road trip, Jeff Kallay travels the nation visiting colleges and universities that hire him to conduct a "campus visit audit." After each tour, he discusses his first impressions with admissions officials. Later he sends them a detailed report, with recommendations covering the logistical aspects of visits, such…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Student Recruitment, Universities, Consultants
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Most people in admissions have a road story. There are tales of wrong turns, lost suitcases, and days when they were just well-dressed ghosts, walking in and out of high schools where no students came to see them. These are the trials of admissions representatives who leave their campuses for several weeks each fall. They trek near and far to meet…
Descriptors: High School Students, Admissions Officers, Student Recruitment, College Admission
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Northeastern University's Torch Scholars Program is designed to seek out first-generation students who would not qualify under the university's regular admissions process. The scholarships go to motivated students who have shown determination in overcoming personal challenges. Northeastern believes the experiment will enhance the socioeconomic…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Affirmative Action, Scholarships, Admission Criteria
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Explores how many colleges have changed their enrollment strategies to focus more on local and regional students in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks and recession. (EV)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Enrollment Influences, Higher Education, In State Students