Archive for May, 2014

One more time: “Need-blind admission” does not exist

May 22, 2014

More and more colleges are no longer “need blind” when it comes to college admissions.

Jon Boeckenstedt's Admissions Weblog

The teaser in email from the New York times was promising:

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It’s generally a good article, pointing out the arbitrary definition of need and how it varies from one college to another.  It demonstrates how out-of pocket costs for any student can swing wildly, even among the institutions that claim to meet full need (do loans count?) But the article falls short in one important area: While there is at least one expert who casts some doubt on the concept of “need-blind admissions,” the premise largely survives the article unscathed.

I’ve said before, and will say it again: There is no such thing as need blind admissions.

There are two big reasons for this:

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