Behind the Curtain: An Exploratory Study of Undergraduate Admissions

In the wake of a national college admissions scandal, involving wealthy parents, bribes, cheating, and some of the country’s elite universities, undergraduate admissions practices – and their impact on equity and student diversity – are facing renewed scrutiny.

Don Hossler, senior scholar with the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice at USC, discusses the ongoing reverberations of the scandal, and a new exploratory study of the nonacademic factors used by some universities to evaluate applicants.