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Economy influences college choices

March 26, 2009

Nearly seven in 10 high school students say the struggling economy has affected where they applied to college this year, according to the College Hopes & Worries Survey.

And yes, they are stressed about it. Most students will find out in the next few weeks where they have been accepted. The biggest concern: that they will get admitted into the school they most want to attend but won't be able to attend for financial reasons.

"Some call it the other March Madness," says the survey, based on responses from 12,715 college-bound students and 3,007 parents of college-bound students.

The College Hopes & Worries Survey has been conducted annually since 2002 by The Princeton Review, a test-prep company and developer of college guides.

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