Monthly Archives: September 2010

Newsweek: Trouble with a Global University

Newsweek takes a look at several major universities who have made moves internationally.  The article suggests that these universities want to embrace globalization and improve outreach to international students.  This means both increasing students at their local campuses and adding … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal: Recruiters Prefer Big State Schools

  For the first time, the WSJ polled employers/recruiters and asked them to rank their top schools.  Leading the way were big state schools: (1) Penn State, (2) Texas A&M, (3) Illinois, (4) Purdue, and (5) Arizona State leading the … Continue reading

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Forbes Ranks World’s Most Beautiful Campuses

Forbes has taken a stab at ranking the most beautiful campuses in the world.  They polled a group of architects, and here are their top 5: 1. Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) 2. Oxford University (Oxford, UK) 3. Princeton (Princeton, NJ) … Continue reading

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Department of Education Releases Financial Aid Findings

The U.S. Department of Education relased a comprehensive assessement of undergraduate financial aid recipients.  Below are some of its findings:  Types of financial aid received by undergraduates in 2007-08: Sixty-six percent of all undergraduates received some type of financial aid.  … Continue reading

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Tuition Costs Continue to Skyrocket

The U.S. Department of Education has reported that tuition costs continue to rise with costs increasing faster than inflation and by approximately 50% just in the last 10 years: For the 2007–08 academic year, annual prices for undergraduate tuition, room, … Continue reading

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Stanford President Calls Rankings “Utterly Misleading”

As mentioned just in the comments on this site, the college rankings are controversial, and Williams President Falk is not alone in his criticism of the rankings — even among presidents of highly ranked universities. Former Stanford President Gerhard Casper … Continue reading

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