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Columbia no longer will require SAT or ACT scores from applicants

This comes as SAT and ACT requirements have loosened across higher education institutions nationwide.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2023, 10:00 PM

Updated 473 days ago

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Columbia University has announced that applicants will no longer need to provide SAT or ACT scores, becoming the first test-optional Ivy League institution.  
The school made the announcement on Wednesday, saying they would join the growing number of higher-education institutions that have also stopped requiring test scores when considering potential students.
They say the process is a “holistic and central” approach focused on not ostracizing dynamic and multifaceted students.


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