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Or did they just think (probably correctly) that their chances of acceptance would be higher if they selected humanities on their applications?What’s puzzling to the college officials I spoke to is that they say students’ interest in humanities majors remains high during the college-search process, according to what students indicate on their applications. Then something happens between when students apply and when they actually declare a major, usually in their sophomore year. Perhaps students’ intentions on their applications weren’t serious,...
We've seen some colleges in the US doing just that for some of the most popular majors (such as CS). Will the practice spread?Unless colleges in the United States want to follow the European model, where prospective students apply to specific degree programs instead of a given university, the choices of American students will likely always shift with the winds of employment.