At the end of my senior year of high school, my goal for college was simple. I wanted to go to a college offering the best academically, environmentally, and socially for the best possible price. Because I come from a lower-middle class family, the question of whether or not the school I would be attending was “Need-Blind” versus “Need-Aware” would be a big one. Continue reading
As colleges and universities throughout the country struggle with the nation’s economic climate, Goucher has begun taking steps to analyze some of its admissions and financial aid practices. While the school currently operates on a predominantly need-blind admissions process—meaning that financial need is not taken into consideration when making an admissions decision—new data analysis could provide reason for change.