A college admitted too many students. Now what?

SocratesPost is always on the frontlines scouring the news for relevant updates in the college admissions landscape. We look for anything that can help shape our understanding of the latest trends in admissions and help our readers see the direction in which we’re moving.

Questions we explored this week:

  • Which college offered seats to too many freshman and is now scrambling to save their butts?
  • Why are private colleges giving bigger tuition discounts than ever?
  • Will college applicants’ next standardized score be based on how difficult their lives are?

May 6, 2019 — Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech expected just 6,600 freshmen to enroll, but now estimates that nearly 7,600 will matriculate. Officials reported . To combat overcapacity, the institution h...

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