What trends have you noticed in admissions?
The prevailing trends in higher education all relate to the economy. Individual students and families are applying to a greater number of schools, considering public universities more, and waiting for financial aid offers before making final decisions. In an economic downturn, enrollment is vital to the sustainability of institutions. Many institutions are shifting from a "need blind" admission process to a "need aware" process which factors a family's finances into the final outcome. And, though financial aid packages may be leaner merit aid may be used more widely and aggressively to attract high caliber students.