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Economy leaves admissions staffers guessing which students will actually attend

March 8,2009

Universities are facing a financial landscape they have never seen before - and are trying to figure out how many students to accept and how many students will accept them.

Typically, university admission administrators rely on statistical models to predict which students will take them up on their offers to attend. But this year, with the economy turning parents and students into bargain hunters, demographics changing and unexpected jolts in the price of gas, and the number of applications, they have little faith in those models.

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Read more in the Denver Post.