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WU admits 3,600 students, record-low 10% of applicants, to Class of 2026

Wash U class of 2026 boasts a record-low acceptance rate of 10% and increased diversity.

| Staff Writer

Editor’s Note season 2 episode 4: WashU finally goes need-blind

This decision follows the recent announcement of the 65% increase in the endowment pool return but students have been advocating for this policy as early as 2004.

| Senior Multimedia Editor

Tuition increase places unfair financial burden on lower income students

Students in the top 1% for family income already are represented three times more than students in the bottom 60% in the WU student body, and now tuition is rising again only to hit them harder than higher income students.

Orly Einhorn | Contributing Writer

‘Our moral responsibility’: Martin on need-blind admissions

Previously, Martin was the dean of the College of Literature, Sciences, and Arts at the University of Michigan, a need-blind institution. In line with his experiences at Michigan, Martin said he wants to make need-blind admissions a top priority at Washington University.

| Staff Reporter

Staff editorial: Need-blind admissions a necessity, not an ‘ideal’

Becoming a need-blind institution that meets full need could attract more socioeconomic diversity to Washington University, the real “ideal” Wrighton should be looking toward.

Wrighton: Need-blind ‘an ideal that we can work towards’

Chancellor Wrighton said that Washington University’s adoption of need-blind admissions is “an ideal we can work towards” in a recent interview with Student Life.

Curran Neenan | Staff Reporter

A year later, Wash. U. lacking in economic diversity

By remaining the only top-20 school in the U.S. News & World Report rankings that is need-aware, Wash. U. is signaling an apathetic stance on the issue.

The problem with tuition hikes

As many students are already aware, Washington University has recently announced a tuition hike of $1,600 for the 2014-15 school year. Tuition has increased annually at the school for decades, and while this year’s increase is the lowest percentage-wise since the 1950s, it is still unacceptably high.

| Staff Writer

Tuition hikes threaten increased commitment to diversity

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama reinforced the White House’s commitment to reducing inequality in access to higher education, in part by giving colleges incentives to offer better value.

The costs of ‘need-blind’ admissions policies

A New York Times story examining college admissions policies sparked some controversy in late July when Washington University was specifically highlighted as a top university that struggled in recruiting students from low-income households, partially because of a need-conscious policy.

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