The State of College Admission Report

Examining the transition from high school to postsecondary education through survey data collected from colleges and universities across the country.

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2015 Highlights

In the 2015 edition of NACAC's annual State of College Admission report, you'll find up-to-date information about the admission process for first-time freshmen, transfer students, and international students in the US. Learn more about factors in the admission decision, acceptance rates for college applicants, common recruitment strategies, and the status of college counseling in secondary schools.

College Applications

Recruitment and Yield Strategies

Factors in Admission Decisions

College Counseling in Secondary Schools


Percent Growth in Freshman Undergraduate Applications: 2014-2015


Average Acceptance Rate at Four-Year US Institutions in 2014


Percent of colleges reporting grades are of "considerable importance" in the admission decision

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