There has been a lot of college admissions news since our last update, so we’ll just get right to it!
U.S. News and World Report has “unranked” Columbia University due to questionable data the university submitted to the rankings. Another 10 colleges, including Villanova, were also “unranked” due to errors in their data, but only until the next rankings report is published a few months from now. You can see the full list here.
Bowdoin College announced plans to extend its need-blind financial aid policy to include international citizens. The move makes Bowdoin one of just seven institutions nationwide to offer need-blind aid to all students.
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is the recipient of the largest anonymous gift in the school’s history — $52 million. The gift will create a recurring summit that will combine global leaders, researchers, and students committed to improving the “health, wealth, and sustainability of people and the planet in the 21st century.”
UC Berkeley and the Haas School of Business also announced their largest gift — $30 million from alums Warren and Carol Spieker. The gift will transform the top-ranked business program from a two-year undergraduate program to a four-year undergraduate program. The first group of students for the four-year program will start in August 2024.
Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois announced a new order that eliminates the proof of vaccination or Covid-19 testing mandates for students and staff at the state’s universities and community colleges.