Does Student Debt Really Matter?

In a recent essay in The Atlantic, Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus lament that most students have to take out college loans. They write: “At colleges lacking rich endowments, budgeting is based on turning a generation of young people into debtors.” While Hacker and Dreifus blame the universities for encouraging students to take on more […]

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Attitudes in the Admissions Office

A recent survey of college admissions officers, sponsored by, has attracted some attention in the press, such as this story in the New York Times and, of course, this account at (there is a link to a pdf of the full survey report).  It’s a valuable document that reveals attitudes and policies among admissions officers […]

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