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Court Says UT Can Use Race In Admissions

A federal appeals court panel ruled that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus.

07/16/2014

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Extracurriculars That Look Great On Your College Application

Colleges want passonate, engaged, energetic students with leadership potential. Here’s how to show them that you are the student they’re looking for.

08/15/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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UT To Limit Automatic Admission To Top 7 Percent

The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 will limit automatic admission of freshmen to the top 7 percent of high school graduating classes.

10/31/2012

High Court Looks At Race In College Admissions

Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put the issue back on their agenda. The justices will be looking at the University of Texas program.

10/08/2012

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ACT College Admissions Test Numbers Up, Texas Scores Flat

Statistics show that more Texas high school seniors are hoping to go to college — although their ACT scores show they might not get in.

08/22/2012

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Supreme Court To Take New Look At Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court will again confront race issues in university admissions in a case by a white student denied a spot at the University of Texas.

02/21/2012