What the past twenty years of research have revealed about how colleges affect students. Subtitles: Implications for colleges; The importance of people; Arranging the environment; Improving the learning scene. Pull quotes: "Most surprising was that elite colleges and universities have scarcely any greater impact than other institutions." "Impact is partly a result of the way a student exploits the people, programs, facilities, and experiences of a college." "Any college can improve its outcomes, its 'quality'." "The first semester is a pivotal time." "Part-time jobs on campus have a net positive impact." "Institutions should avoid hugh residential towers." "A major shift in decision-making by administrators is needed."
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