SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses
Van Der Werf, Martin
Peltier Campbell, Kathryn
We examined data that followed students entering high school in 2009, which includes information about those students’ family socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, standardized test scores, and college enrollment. Using that data, we identified students from the high school class of 2013 who enrolled at the most selective colleges and universities in the country. Then we looked at all the prospective college students from that year who reported SAT or ACT scores. We sorted by score and took the highest-scoring students until every existing seat was filled in the most selective institutions— in other words, we lined students up and let them in on the basis of test scores alone. After filling all 300,000 existing seats, we found that no one with an SAT or SAT-equivalent score below 1250 would have been admitted to the 200 most selective colleges and universities if admissions were based on test scores alone.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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