Reece Johnson is the editorial director for news and data. He writes about the future of work and higher education, student political activism, and expanding educational opportunities. Reece holds a master's degree from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. His work has been cited by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, and Brookings.
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Students’ Top Factors in College Choice and Admissions: 2023
Our 2023 College Choice and Admissions Survey reveals how students choose colleges and the variables they think colleges should factor into admissions decisions.
Less Than One-Third of Students Think Legacy Admissions Should Be Allowed: Survey
Nearly half of students BestColleges surveyed (46%) say legacy admissions may have hurt their chances of getting into the college of their choice.
Half of College Students Would Have Used AI on Admissions Essay: Survey
Survey data shows students are split on whether they think AI tools should be allowed on college essays and applications.
Most Students Would Consider Transferring if Their College Abolished DEI Initiatives: Survey
The majority of surveyed students also agree that colleges should attempt to enroll diverse student populations, even with a ban on affirmative action.