Tagged: college applicants' social media
Inside Higher Ed just released its 2017 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors and, in our opinion, it paints the most accurate picture of how social media is currently being used by admissions offices around the country. Roughly 13% of private colleges and 2% of public colleges routinely check social media accounts of their applicants.
However, 14% of private colleges reported they have rescinded offers at least once due to questionable social media posts. So clearly more than 13% of private colleges are making at least occasional use of social media monitoring.
Inside Higher Ed’s report touched on many other subjects including what may be the first steps of moving many campuses a bit closer toward the middle of the political spectrum as a direct result of the 2016 elections. However, we wanted to highlight the social media statistic as we’ve stated before that schools feel their applications provide adequate material for making informed accept/reject/waitlist decisions the majority of the time.
Best of luck with your applications!
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