College students are less likely to get into the best universities, and they’re also more likely not to get the best jobs, a study finds.
The study, published Wednesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that the more highly qualified students are, the less likely they are to get admitted to top schools.
But the opposite is true for the less highly qualified.
The same goes for students with a low GPA.
The researchers compared the performance of about 1,600 students, the most common in the study, and compared them to about 7,000 graduates who went to the same colleges but did not get admitted.
Their results are a warning for college admissions, as they indicate that the top universities have an advantage in admitting more highly-qualified students.
The results also indicate that colleges may not be able to keep up with the pace of growth in the job market, with the average GPA of students in the top 10% of the academic performance class dropping by 0.9 points over the last five years.
That would translate to a 1.2% drop in the percentage of students who are in the most highly qualified groups, the researchers say.
That drop is similar to the 1.1% drop the average grade-point average of college graduates has seen in the last decade, according to the report.
“It’s pretty clear that the economy is not doing as well as it could, and the economy has gotten worse,” said study lead author David C. Johnson, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“This is an area where you need to be thinking about what you are going to do to get these students into the colleges.”
The researchers examined the performance and the admissions history of about 716,000 students who were admitted to elite colleges in the years 2009 to 2021.
They then compared them with 716 people who didn’t attend college.
The data were collected in about 20 countries, and about 20% of those who took the tests were male.
The findings indicate that students with low GPAs were more likely than students with high GPAs to not be admitted to the top colleges.
That’s because their GPA fell by a statistically significant amount.
The average GPA fell slightly for those with a GPA below 2.0, while for those who had a GPA above 2.5, the average fell by 0,534 points.
For the remaining group, the GPA fell in the range of 2.4 to 2.8.
College admission has long been a goal for those hoping to get in the best colleges.
In fact, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and the National Council of Higher Education Accrediting Agencies (NCHEA) have both recently urged colleges to consider getting students who have high GPAS to the best schools.
“There’s an increasing number of schools that are not going to admit you based on a GPA,” said John R. O’Connor, the chief executive of the NACU and NCAE, who added that he would prefer to see colleges that have more stringent policies that require high GPA.
Some colleges are already doing more to help students with lower GPAs, including providing financial aid for students who do not have a high GPA, helping them with online courses, and paying for the cost of a transcript.
The authors of the report say they also want to see more colleges and universities use a combination of testing and data from universities to determine whether students with good GPAs will get in.
“The most important thing is that students who will have a great chance of getting into top colleges are the students who get tested well, so they can be tested,” said the study’s lead author, David H. Buss, a professor of management at Stanford University.
The research was supported by the National Science Foundation.