A major demographic shift is dramatically changing the college admissions game. Kathleen Kingsbury reports on the population dip that means it’s easier to get into college this year.

Can spending $40,000 on a private college coach help your kid get into a dream school? The Daily Beast's Kathleen Kingsbury talked to admissions officers about what goes on behind the scenes—and exactly who is pulling the strings.

As early applications come due this week, Kathleen Kingsbury asks admissions officers: What advice would you give prospective students that they’ve probably never heard before?

The tragic death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi this week was the latest in a rash of student suicides. Kathleen Kingsbury on why it’s so hard for colleges to prevent their kids from killing themselves.

With early application deadlines upon us, guidance counselors, professors, and admissions consultants slipped Kathleen Kingsbury seven essays that helped get kids into top schools last year—and she examines exactly what they did right.

From celebrity chefs to lobster bakes to chocolate fountains, The Daily Beast tracks down the 15 best college meal plans in the country. VIEW OUR GALLERY.

From an English class devoted to Harry Potter to an econ course taught by a blackjack dealer, The Daily Beast's Kathleen Kingsbury picks out the most in-demand college classes in the country. Plus, view our gallery of celebrity professors—including Spike Lee, Bobby Flay, and Eliot Spitzer.