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ERIC Number: ED562642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Colleges and Universities That Do Not Require SAT® or ACT Scores. Research Notes. RN-18
Milewski, Glenn B.; Camara, Wayne J.
College Entrance Examination Board
In recent years, conflicting reports have circulated about the number of colleges and universities that have made standardized tests optional, rather than required, for admission. The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, or FairTest, has widely publicized a list of 391 colleges and universities that, it claims, do not require admissions tests for admitting substantial numbers of students into bachelor degree programs. In this study, the number of such institutions are reanalyzed by examining colleges and universities that have SAT or ACT optional policies for making admissions decisions. Additionally, the characteristics of institutions on the FairTest list--including the type of institutions and the competitiveness of their admissions policies--are compared with all four-year U.S. colleges.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)