Colleges Are Getting Creative With Announcing Acceptances | NBC Nightly News

Colleges Are Getting Creative With Announcing Acceptances | NBC Nightly News

August 21, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


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QUITE A SHOW. REPORTS, ITS OFTEN QUITE A SHOW.>>Reporter: GETTING QUITE A SHOW.>>Reporter: GETTING INTO COLLEGE ALREADY>>Reporter: GETTING INTO COLLEGE ALREADY FEELS LIKE AN INTO COLLEGE ALREADY FEELS LIKE AN ACHIEVEMENT. FEELS LIKE AN ACHIEVEMENT. BUT NOW IT COMES WITH ACHIEVEMENT. BUT NOW IT COMES WITH EVEN MORE FANFARE. BUT NOW IT COMES WITH EVEN MORE FANFARE. MARYLAND SURPRISES EVEN MORE FANFARE. MARYLAND SURPRISES ADMITTED STUDENTS WITH MARYLAND SURPRISES ADMITTED STUDENTS WITH MARCHING BANDS AT ADMITTED STUDENTS WITH MARCHING BANDS AT THEIR DOOR. MARCHING BANDS AT THEIR DOOR. BUTLER UNIVERSITY THEIR DOOR. BUTLER UNIVERSITY ENLISTS A FOUR-LEGGED BUTLER UNIVERSITY ENLISTS A FOUR-LEGGED RECRUITER. ENLISTS A FOUR-LEGGED RECRUITER. ALL TO GET ACCEPTED RECRUITER. ALL TO GET ACCEPTED STUDENTS TO ACCEPT ALL TO GET ACCEPTED STUDENTS TO ACCEPT THEM. STUDENTS TO ACCEPT THEM.>>YOU DRIVING? THEM.>>YOU DRIVING?>>Reporter: TRIP IS>>YOU DRIVING?>>Reporter: TRIP IS BUTLERS TOP DOG FOR>>Reporter: TRIP IS BUTLERS TOP DOG FOR RECRUITING. BUTLERS TOP DOG FOR RECRUITING. SURPRISING ADMITTED RECRUITING. SURPRISING ADMITTED HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SURPRISING ADMITTED HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY LIKE KATY. ACROSS THE COUNTRY LIKE KATY.>>WE CAME FROM BUTLER LIKE KATY.>>WE CAME FROM BUTLER UNIVERSITY TO>>WE CAME FROM BUTLER UNIVERSITY TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON UNIVERSITY TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON BEING ADMITTED. CONGRATULATE YOU ON BEING ADMITTED. CONGRATULATIONS. BEING ADMITTED. CONGRATULATIONS.>>Reporter: SCHOOLS CONGRATULATIONS.>>Reporter: SCHOOLS ARE GETTING CREATIVE>>Reporter: SCHOOLS ARE GETTING CREATIVE BECAUSE ENROLLMENT HAS ARE GETTING CREATIVE BECAUSE ENROLLMENT HAS DECLINED IN THE LAST BECAUSE ENROLLMENT HAS DECLINED IN THE LAST SIX YEARS. DECLINED IN THE LAST SIX YEARS. TUITION IS UP AND SIX YEARS. TUITION IS UP AND STUDENTS CAN JUMP TUITION IS UP AND STUDENTS CAN JUMP STRAIGHT INTO A STRONG STUDENTS CAN JUMP STRAIGHT INTO A STRONG JOB MARKET. STRAIGHT INTO A STRONG JOB MARKET. EVEN A HIGHLY JOB MARKET. EVEN A HIGHLY SELECTIVE SCHOOL LIKE EVEN A HIGHLY SELECTIVE SCHOOL LIKE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN SELECTIVE SCHOOL LIKE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS SHOWN UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS SHOWN UP WITH BALLOONS. CALIFORNIA HAS SHOWN UP WITH BALLOONS.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. UP WITH BALLOONS.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Reporter: HOW>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Reporter: HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT A>>Reporter: HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT A STUDENT FEELS IMPORTANT IT IS THAT A STUDENT FEELS EXCITEMENT WHEN THEY STUDENT FEELS EXCITEMENT WHEN THEY GET ACCEPTED? EXCITEMENT WHEN THEY GET ACCEPTED?>>THEY AND THEIR GET ACCEPTED?>>THEY AND THEIR FAMILY NEED TO KNOW>>THEY AND THEIR FAMILY NEED TO KNOW THAT A PLACE LIKE THIS FAMILY NEED TO KNOW THAT A PLACE LIKE THIS IS WORTH THE THAT A PLACE LIKE THIS IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT. IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT.>>Reporter: KATIE NOW INVESTMENT.>>Reporter: KATIE NOW MULLING OVER HER>>Reporter: KATIE NOW MULLING OVER HER DECISION. MULLING OVER HER DECISION.>>SEE WHAT IM DECISION.>>SEE WHAT IM LOOKING FOR IS A>>SEE WHAT IM LOOKING FOR IS A FAMILY COMPONENT. LOOKING FOR IS A FAMILY COMPONENT.>>THATS WHY WE FAMILY COMPONENT.>>THATS WHY WE BROUGHT HIM.>>THATS WHY WE BROUGHT HIM.>>Reporter: BUT THAT BROUGHT HIM.>>Reporter: BUT THAT VISIT FROM TRIP.>>Reporter: BUT THAT VISIT FROM TRIP.>>IT WAS REALLY COOL. VISIT FROM TRIP.>>IT WAS REALLY COOL. ALMOST MADE ME CRY.