News You Can Use
As we come across different news and articles that may prove useful for your college search, we'll share links to them here.
From Inside Higher Ed: A college shifts away from need-blind policy, citing financial and ethical concerns. The reality confronting higher education is a balance between serving society's needs and offering an education, and experience, that meets expectations of excellence.
From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Alumni of Liberal-Arts Colleges See Value in Their Degrees. The Presidents of 130 liberal-arts colleges reported their alumni have the highest level of satisfaction with their undergraduate experience.
From Inside Higher Ed: Slow Growing. For the third straight year, average tuition at private colleges and universities will increase less than pre-recession rates, but again outpaces inflation. Institutional financial aid continues to grow.
From Inside Higher Ed: Naughty and Nice on College Price. Be certain you're comparing apples to apples: some schools, like Kenyon, provide a comprehensive cost, while others simply list tuition.
From The Daily Beast: Ritzy Teen Summer Programs. Every summer, parents of anxious teens spend thousands on elaborate abroad programs to boost their kids' college chances. But are the trips worth it? Top schools reveal summer admissions secrets. Plus, the 10 most outrageous programs.
From The New Yorker: Live and Learn. College exposes future citizens to material that enlightens and empowers them, whatever careers they end up choosing.