One measurement that selective colleges use to compare themselves is their respective admissions yields: the percentage of applicants offered acceptance who ultimately decide to enroll, The New York Times reports. A few institutions — including Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — have begun to report those figures for the freshman class that will take its seats next fall, and so far none have experienced any downturn in the midst of the sluggish economy....

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