A collaborative report between Art & Science Group and ACT, studentPOLL presents the results from a series of national surveys that measure the opinions, perceptions and behavior of college-bound high school students and their parents.

 

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About studentPOLL

StudentPOLL seeks to provide insights and understandings that will result in better communication and service to college-bound students across the nation. This omnibus research newsletter is published for the benefit of college and university senior leaders and enrollment officers, secondary school college counselors and college-bound students and their parents.

First published in 1995 by Art & Science Group, studentPOLL has become a trusted and widely-cited source of reliable data and insights on many critical questions concerning college choice. ACT and Art & Science Group have now joined forces to expand the depth and range of the issues explored through studentPOLL.

Archived Issues

Students and Parents Making Judgments about College Costs without Complete Information →
Volume 8 | Issue 1 | May 2010

The Effects of the Current Recession →
Volume 7 | Issue 3 | April 2009

Social Networking Sites →
Volume 7 | Issue 2 | January 2009

College Search Plans and the Economy →
Volume 7 | Issue 1 | October 2008

Research Dispels Millennial Theories →
Volume 6 | Issue 2 | May 2008

College-Bound Students' Interests in Study Abroad and Other International Learning Activities →
Special Edition | January 2008

High School Students Want Parents to be More Involved in College Planning →
Volume 6 | Issue 1 | March 2007

Cooperative Education Comes of Age →
Volume 5 | Issue 6 | April 2004

Campus Visit Drives College Choice →
Volume 5 | Issue 5 | January 2004

Technology Update: No Digital Divide →
Volume 5 | Issue 4 | April 2003

Technology Update: The Use of Technologies in College Choice →
Volume 5 | Issue 3 | January 2003

The Impact of 9-11 and the Economy of College Choice and Study Abroad →
Volume 5 | Issue 2 | November 2002

Rankings Matter Relatively Little in College Choice →
Volume 5 | Issue 1 | October 2002

Intercollegiate Athletics Have Little Influence on College Choice — Intramural and Recreational Opportunities Matter More →
Volume 4 | Issue 4 | 2000-2001

College-Bound Students' Strong Interest in International Education contrasts with Actual College Experience →
Volume 4 | Issue 3 | 2000-2001

Students Report High Satisfaction with the Quality of College Counseling in High Schools →
Volume 4 | Issue 2 | 2000-2001

Internet Now Pervasive and Powerful Element in College Choice; Promises to Become Decisive Factor in Near Future →
Volume 4 | Issue 1 | 2000-2001

Fraternities and Sororities Not a Factor in College Choice →
Volume 3 | Issue 4 | 1998-1999

A High Majority of College-Bound High School Seniors with Above-Average Academic Ability Plan to Work Their Way Through College →
Volume 3 | Issue 3 | 1998-1999

Winner-Take-All Culture Permeates Attitudes About College Admission →
Volume 3 | Issue 2 | 1998-1999

Use of the Web and College Web Sites Continues its Meteoric Rise →
Volume 3 | Issue 1 | 1998-1999

Influence of U.S. News Rankings on Parents →
Volume 2 | Issue 4 | Fall 1997

Importance of Race, Ethnicity and Other Forms of Diversity in College Choice →
Volume 2 | Issue 3 | Summer 1997

Student and Parent Attitudes about Campus Safety →
Volume 2 | Issue 2 | Spring 1997

Annual Update on Use of Information Technologies in College Application Process →
Volume 2 | Issue 1 | Winter 1997

Parent Attitudes About Financial Aid and Paying for College →
Volume 1 | Issue 5 | Fall 1996

Parent Attitudes About the Cost of College →
Volume 1 | Issue 4 | Summer 1996

Impact of Various Communication Methods and Tools on College Selection →
Volume 1 | Issue 3 | Spring 1996

Computer Based Technology →
Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Winter 1996

Rankings Have Little Impact on College Decision →
Volume 1 | Issue 1 | Fall 1995