What does an Admissions Manager do?

Admissions officers evaluate applications from prospective students interested in attending a college, university, or other educational institution. They handle the intake, processing, evaluation, and determinations of submitted applications. They verify the accuracy of information and confirm that application packages are complete and contain all required elements. At some schools, they have direct interaction with prospective students and advise them about admissions and applications processes and procedures. They may also participate in recruitment and marketing initiatives and programs. They ensure adherence to all regulations and department policies.

Admissions officers typically have a bachelor’s degree and a background in a higher education or business field. Experience with admissions or enrollment services is preferred. They must have an in-depth understanding of the admissions and enrollment process. Good communication skills are required.

What responsibilities are common for Admissions Manager jobs?
  • Process all incoming documents for international admissions and current students.
  • Provide weekly individual and team on-campus training/coaching within the department.
  • Conduct staff, committee, and individual meetings regularly as needed.
  • Develop and maintain new relationships to result in referrals.
  • Create processes and tools for mobile use of GIS for data collection and consumption.
  • Participate in visit programs, yield events and other special events.
  • Collect and utilize data to measure impact and engagement recruitment strategies.
  • Meet weekly and monthly admissions goals according to target.
  • Provide solutions to increase census and improve/enhance resident profile.
  • Attend networking events to promotes greater awareness of programs.
What are the typical qualifications for Admissions Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, business communications or business administration or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Google Drive, E-Mail, and LMS software and systems.
  • A professional and problem solver at all times with a good sense of humor.
  • Comfortable decision making and handling objection with confidence.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • Demonstrated product knowledge and positive attitude.
  • Is adaptable and able to prioritize tasks as they arise.
  • Fluent in statistics, scripting, and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and computer literacy.
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does an Admissions Manager make?

$65,545 /yr
Total Pay

Base Pay


Additional Pay


 / yr
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
See More Insights

Admissions Manager Career Path

Learn how to become an Admissions Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training
See Career Path

Admissions Manager Insights

Read what Admissions Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Leverage EduLeverage Edu
Admissions Officer
Mar 23, 2022

“I have got the best team to work with; they all are quite cooperative and welcoming.”

F.I.R.S.T. InstituteF.I.R.S.T. Institute
Admissions Representative
Oct 27, 2021

“The schedule is great for balancing work and life because weekends are typically off and Friday is early release.”

Radiant Senior LivingRadiant Senior Living
Admissions Coordinator
Feb 22, 2022

“Management was horrible and they expected me to do 5 jobs on top of my own.”

Feb 9, 2020

“I get to work with the best and brightest who share their passion for great educational outcomes every day.”

Cenikor FoundationCenikor Foundation
Admissions Coordinator
Apr 22, 2021

“This is a great place to grow and develop as a professional in the field.”

San Joaquin Valley CollegeSan Joaquin Valley College
Feb 12, 2021

“I am new to the college and I have received awesome training and support from everyone.”

Admission Executive
May 27, 2020

“Global Tree is Good platform for Education Counselors who get exposed to good work opportunities.”

Orbis EducationOrbis Education
Admissions Representative
Mar 31, 2021

“Work life balance?....well clearly not unless we can write this during work hours.”

See More

Admissions Manager Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an Admissions Manager

The most similar professions to Admissions Manager are:
  • Academic Counselor
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Counselor
  • Admissions Manager

Related Careers

Academic Counselor
No skills overlap
Admissions Counselor
No skills overlap
No skills overlap
Admissions Manager
No skills overlap

Admissions Manager Jobs