This week, an Ivy League university withdraws from the rankings, some surprising news from Tulane, Johns Hopkins cancels summer programs, the University of Arizona supports Native students, the College Board unveils new details about the digital SAT, and USC and UCLA make a move.
Columbia University will not participate in this year’s U.S. News college rankings. The university said it needed more time to review its data after one of its own professors found inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the data Columbia submitted in prior years.
Tulane University reported that only 106(!) students were admitted via their Regular Decision round. Two-thirds of the incoming class was admitted via Early Decision I and II and Early Action.
Less than 48 hours before it was set to begin, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth announced they were canceling summer programs for almost 900 students. The university said the nationwide labor shortage was a driving factor in the decision to cancel programs and is providing full refunds for travel and program costs. No word on why they waited so long to inform students…
The University of Arizona announced that tuition will be free for all Native American students from any of the state’s 22 federally recognized tribes. The program goes into effect this fall for first-year and returning students. It is the first program of its kind in the state.
The College Board announced new details for the digital SAT this week. The key take-aways: the new exam will be much shorter, about two hours long instead of three; students can use their own calculator on the entire math section or use a built-in calculator; every student will see a unique version of the test, and scores will be available in a matter of days. Rising sophomores will be the first class to take the new test.
And in athletics news, USC and UCLA will move from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten starting in 2024.
As we sign off for this week, we wish you and your family a relaxing holiday weekend!