Study: How students of different backgrounds use strategies to strengthen college applications

Over the past 25 years, the higher education system in the United States has grown more competitive, with students trying to gain admissions to the most desirable institutions and institutions vying for the most desirable students. During this time period, high school students across the country—particularly those from families of higher socioeconomic status—have increasingly used multiple strategies to enhance their college applications, finds research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. —> Read More