Colleges Rethinking Admissions Strategies This Year
Private and public colleges alike are changing their admissions strategies in light of the recent financial crisis, The New York Times reported.
The financial crises has put potential college students in hard position but this is also true for the colleges that are accepting students next year.
The number of applicants at private schools have gone down as students shop around for bargains. More students are choosing less expensive schools as worries of lower financial aid and job loss has gripped the nation.
To compensate for less applicants private schools are saying that they will be accepting more students including students who apply early.
Traditional methods of finding how interested students are in the schools are out the window. Higher travel cost have led to a drop in campus tours and more students are choosing to live closer to home.
The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/education/08yield.html?em