May 11, 2009

Space Available

Despite what you may have heard about how the current economic climate is affecting fall 2009 admissions, at least 258 colleges and universities still have space available for qualified freshman and/or transfer students. AND nearly all also have financial aid to offer, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC):

The survey asked member 4-year colleges and universities about the availability of space, institutional financial aid, and housing as of May 1, 2009. Approximately 29% of the respondents are public colleges and 71% are private. Interestingly, almost 97% report still having housing space available!

Survey results are available today and will remain posted throughout the summer. Colleges are asked by NACAC to update their listings as the number of openings at their institutions changes.

Although this survey may be of greatest interest to seniors still weighing their options, I am sending this link to underclassmen to reassure you that even well after May 1st in any given year, schools still have room for qualified students. These numbers are not all that unusual, and they are posted every year. In fact, there are high school seniors who continue their college search well into the summer prior to enrolling because these options exist!

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