Posted on June 24, 2019

Study: More White, Affluent Students Would Benefit from SAT Only

Solange Reyner, Newsmax, June 23, 2019

Researchers at George Washington University found that if applicants were admitted to America’s top 200 colleges based on their SAT scores alone, more than half of the enrolled students would have to give up their spot.

Additionally, the process would negatively affect black and Latino students and provide extraordinary advantages to white male students.

{snip} Said Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, CEW director and the report’s lead author, “But a test-only admissions policy would only further privilege in the higher education system.”

The study, titled “SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?” also found:

  • The share of White students would rise from 66% to 75%
  • The combined share of Black and Latino students would decrease from 19% to 11% and the share of Asian students would fall slightly, from 11% to 10%
  • Test-only admissions would raise the median SAT score from 1250 to 1320