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    Default Somewhat OT- Interesting move by SCU

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    An effort to boost enrollment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelinZag View Post
    An effort to boost enrollment?
    Yeah, the fact that this is in place for 2 years makes me think it’s more about mortgaging selectivity for increased enrollment numbers more than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelinZag View Post
    An effort to boost enrollment?

    Nope... Because some kids may not have taken it yet and with the current environment... there is a good chance they won't be able to to until after the fall semester begins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Nope... Because some kids may not have taken it yet and with the current environment... there is a good chance they won't be able to to until after the fall semester begins.
    That was my impression.


    Any thought on how it may effect sports & perhaps some marginal kids?
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    In the wake of the pandemic, higher education in the US will be revolutionized, and not without plenty of kicking and screaming from state ed boards, trustees, alums, campus leadership and faculty. Even before Covid, higher education was on the precipice. Besides rising costs, unaffordable tuition, and declining student aid and philanthropy, U.S. colleges were facing a major demographic crisis. Many have failed to meet enrollment targets for the entering class and more years like this are on the horizon. Over the next decade, colleges are expected to see a steady decline in enrollments. It’s simple demographics. The nationwide number of high school graduates is declining and will continue to drop through 2029-2030. One early danger sign: A majority of the country’s 3,000 plus four-year colleges now admit “most” of the students who apply.

    Hyper-selective schools are few: Among four-year colleges during 2017, 17 admitted fewer than 10% of applicants. Those included Stanford (5%), Harvard (5%), and Yale (7%). An additional 29 schools admitted between 10% and 20% of applicants, such as Georgetown (16%), USC (16%), and Berkeley (17%). Schools accepting 20% or less, however, amount to only 3% of all colleges. More than half of all schools (53%) admitted “most,” or two-thirds or more, of all those who applied.

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