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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 25-29

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

A Princeton Review Survey Reveals the Biggest "Hopes and Worries" in Admissions, Ivy League Schools Release Decision for Class of 2017

Higher Education NewsThe admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education.  

Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week: 

  • According to the Princeton Review’s “Hopes and Worries” survey, 39 percent of respondents said they were most worried that the cost of college would put them in debt, and 89 percent of respondents sited financial aid as “very” important in paying for college.

  • The Supreme Court will take on a new affirmative action case, in addition to the existing case, Fisher v. University of Texas – AustinSchuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action will consider whether a Michigan ballot initiative passed in 2006, one that banned race consideration in admissions, could remain in state law despite an appeals court’s ruling that the amendment violated the Constitution’s equal protection clause.  

  • Many Ivy League schools and other selective institutions released their admissions decisions on Thursday, March 28th, and another wave of decisions will be released on Monday April 1st. Most schools have reported spikes in applications this year for spaces in the Class of 2017.

 Good luck to all the seniors who will be hearing from schools, and congrats on acceptances! What schools are you most nervous and excited to hear from? Tell us in the comments section below! 

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