Colleges Checking Social Media Accounts

By WTAJ News

Published 11/11 2013 04:39PM

Updated 11/11 2013 04:41PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – A recent survey revealed nearly one-third of admissions officers check a college applicant’s social media page to learn more about them.

The study, released by Kaplan, says 31% of the 381 admissions officers checked social media accounts this year. The number is up 5% from 2012 and is the highest percentage yet.

Thirty percent of those surveyed say they found something that would hurt an applicant’s chances.

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