How do colleges build a freshman class? NACAC’s annual State of College Admission report — released on Thursday — offers students, parents, and others a peek at the various factors weighed when reviewing applications.
Now in its 15th year, the report continues to emphasize the importance of academic performance in the admission process. Altogether, colleges on average accept nearly two-thirds of first-time freshmen, with students’ grades and the academic rigor of their course loads weighing more heavily in decisions to admit than standardized test scores, high school class rank, or demonstrated interest in attending.
But other factors also play a role. For example, 22 percent of colleges rated the high school a student attended as at least moderately important in admission decisions for first-time freshmen. And roughly half of all colleges attributed some level of influence to alumni relations when accessing the applications of such students.
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Want to learn more about the findings included in NACAC’s latest State of College Admission?
Melissa Clinedinst, NACAC’s associate director of research, will present report highlights Thursday during a free webinar.
The presentation kicks off at 2 p.m. ET. Tune in to learn about factors in the admission decision, the college acceptance rate, and student-to-counselor ratios.
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Want to learn about findings from NACAC’s annual State of College Admission report?
David Hawkins, the association’s executive director of educational content and policy, shared insights from the report and talked about trends in the college admission profession this week on Admissions Live.
The hour-long episode is now available online.
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NACAC’s annual State of College Admission report features up-to-date information about the admission process for first-time freshmen, transfer, and international students in the US.
Delve into top findings Monday during a special Admissions Live episode. David Hawkins, NACAC’s executive director of educational content and policy, will share insights from the report and talk about trends in the college admission profession. The episode kicks off at 1 p.m. (ET).
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