The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University released a new dataset showing how college campuses would change if students at the top 200 colleges were admitted only based on the highest SAT scores. 

In short, test-only admissions policies would greatly reduce diversity and slightly benefit more affluent students

The share of White students at the nation's top 200 colleges would increase from 66 percent to 75 percent. The combined share of Black and Latino students would decrease from 19 percent to 11 percent. Asian students would fall from 11 percent to 10 percent. 

To get into a top 200 school, students would need to have a minimum of a 1250 score on the SATs, but the median score would be 1320.     

The share of affluent students would increase from 60 percent to 63 percent.  

To date, more than 700 colleges and universities are now "test optional," according to FairTest 

Full Report: SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses


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