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How facebook is reshaping college admissions

Infographic Thumbnail: Reading students like an open facebook, or how social media is reshaping college admissions

by Loreal Lynch | April 6, 2011



As Facebook has become more and more popular—if it were a country, it would be the third largest in the world—its use in the field of education has expanded, too. In fact, more than 80 percent of college admissions officers report using Facebook as part of their recruiting process.

Are admissions officers really looking at the Facebook profiles of prospective students? And if so, are they making admissions decisions based on these profiles? Below is an infographic that highlights the answers to these questions and more, and it might surprise you.

Infographic: Reading students like an open facebook, or how social media is reshaping college admissions

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About the Author

Loreal Lynch is a content editor at QuinStreet who is passionate about issues of education. She received her Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Tufts University and currently volunteers as an ESL tutor in the San Francisco Bay Area.