Remember the “Flutie Effect”? That’s the claim that Boston College applications increased as a result of Doug Flutie’s last-second Hail Mary pass that won a football game against the defending champs from the University of Miami. Now we may be seeing the opposite—let’s call it the Scandal Side Effect—where a school’s bad publicity can drive applicants away.
Many people see the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin as a substantial victory in the continuing effort to level the playing field of higher ed admissions.
Students from six nearby states can now attend the University of Maine at the same in-state tuition rate offered by the flagship institutions in their home states.
The university launched its Flagship Match program this spring to boost not just its enrollment, but also prestige.