Setting New Standards: How Weill Cornell Uses Data to Keep Pace with Evolving Admissions Trends

As 2019 unfolds, it’s clear that the ongoing Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard lawsuit has the potential to reshape affirmative action — and may become more important for U.S. higher education institutions than the multiple rulings in Fisher v. University of Texas. Of course, Read More

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover: Scoring GME Applicants

Recently, a Liaison colleague told an interesting story comparing her first meeting with her undergraduate advisor versus her business school advisor. She recounted that her undergraduate advisor opened a folder containing her profile and flatly stated, “Based on your SAT scores and the high school Read More

Diversifying Engineering: On Campus and In the Workforce

Historically, engineering in the U.S. has been dominated by white and Asian males. While concerns about this lack of diversity have sparked a number of organizations and led to the creation of initiatives dedicated to attracting more women and minorities to STEM programs, these groups Read More

University of Miami Saves Time and Reinvests Limited Admissions Resources With BioMedCAS™

When the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was looking to upgrade its homegrown biomedical science application review and processing system, they started and ended their search with Liaison’s Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for biomedical science programs (BioMedCAS™). The University was familiar with the Read More

Advancing MBA Admissions — and the Social Good — at Marist College

This article originally appeared in AMBITION, the digital magazine published by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Kelly Holmes, dean of graduate admission at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, is wearing quite a few hats these days. In addition to managing admissions processes for 15 graduate Read More

Addressing Biomedical Programs’ Unique Admissions Challenges

Graduate biomedical programs have distinct needs when it comes to admissions. Yet, often operating under the umbrella of a larger department or organization, admissions staff are frequently forced to make do with application systems that aren’t designed to accommodate these needs. Van Andel Institute, for Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Leisurely Reading and Social Networking

17 That’s the average number of books college graduates in the U.S. read last year. This is five books above the average of all American adults, and the highest for any demographic included in a recent Pew survey. Other insights from this research show that Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Foreclosures and Renovations

1% That’s the increase in college attendance in a certain area that could lead to between 11,200 and 27,400 home foreclosures. A new study in the journal Demography showed that if college attendance rose, the rate of foreclosures would rise one year later. This trend Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Natural Disasters and Divorce

$63 million That’s the amount that will be awarded to 47 institutions that were affected by recent natural disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, by the U.S. Department of Education. Portions of the money can directly help students at risk of homelessness or displacement, Read More

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Streamlines Application Review with BioMedCAS™

When Salvatore Calabro, director of graduate admissions and enrollment for graduate programs in the biomedical sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, found out that Liaison was considering launching a Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for biomedical sciences programs, he saw it as an opportunity for his Read More