Leading higher education firm adds capabilities of the top authority for enhancing and optimizing the on-campus student visit experience.
October 1, 2019—RNL, the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions, announced its strategic acquisition of Render Experiences, the recognized leader in optimizing the campus visit experience for colleges and universities.
The acquisition of Render adds a key capability to RNL’s existing enrollment solutions, the ability to align campus visits with an institution’s enrollment goals. The campus visit plays a crucial role in a student’s decision to enroll and has a direct impact on enrollment yields for colleges and universities. According to RNL’s survey of campus professionals for its 2018 Marketing and Student Recruitment Practices Report, more than 96 percent of enrollment managers rate campus visits as effective—one of the highest rated recruitment activities.
“The acquisition of Render adds an important capability to our enrollment solutions,” said Sumit Nijhawan, president and CEO of RNL. “RNL already is an industry leader for building demand in an institution, nurturing student interest, and optimizing enrollment yields. Now we combine our enrollment solutions with Render’s expertise to add campus visit optimization that aligns seamlessly with the institution’s recruitment efforts and enrollment goals.”
Formed in 2006, Render has extensive expertise crafting campus visit experiences with colleges and universities. They have worked with more than 250 institutions, taken 2,200 campus tours, and trained 10,000 campus tour guides.
“Joining RNL is such a thrill for Render and such a win for colleges and universities,” said Jeff Kallay, co-founder and principal of Render. “So much of what RNL does leads students to visit campus—their digital marketing for schools, communication streams, and enrollment strategies for their clients. This acquisition allows us to make sure that, when students make that crucial campus visit, it’s strategically aligned with those recruitment efforts and the institution’s enrollment goals—ultimately increasing enrollment yields for an institution.” Kallay will now be a senior vice president at RNL.
To learn more about RNL’s acquisition of Render and how it benefits higher education, visit RuffaloNL.com/Render.
RNL is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. More than 1,900 colleges, universities, and nonprot organizations rely on RNL for advanced analytics, personalized engagement, and industry-leading insights to achieve their missions. The firm is focused on the entire lifecycle of enrollment and fundraising, assuring students nd the right college or university, graduate on time, secure their first job in their chosen field, and give back to support the next generation. RNL conferences, research reports, papers, and articles help clients stay on top of current trends. Learn more at www.RuffaloNL.com.
Since 2006, Render Experiences has helped colleges create campus visit experiences that strategically align with key enrollment targets. They help institutions channel four years of incredible transformation into an authentic and memorable experience for visiting students and their families. Render audits existing daily campus visits and tours, and then helps institutions develop a plan to improve all aspects of their visits and events, such as open houses, accepted student events, orientation and more. From first impressions to the nuts and bolts of the campus visit, Render impacts how campuses make their guests feel. Learn more at www.renderexperiences.com.