Notable schools that don’t require standardized test scores [SLIDESHOW]

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More than 800 colleges and universities in the United States (and Puerto Rico and Guam) no longer require SAT or ACT scores for admission for at least some applicants.

The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, commonly known as FairTest, keeps a comprehensive list of such schools.

Policies concerning the usage of standardized tests in admissions vary dramatically from school to school, and it’s not entirely clear how FairTest defines “optional.” Nevertheless, the schools in the slideshow below definitely don’t require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores (or, at least, provide a clear path to admission without them).

According to these 19 schools — which range from decent to undeniably exceptional — U.S. residents who choose not to submit standardized test scores will receive exactly the same admissions consideration as applicants who do submit standardized tests.

Finally, note that many test-optional schools will still ask for test scores once students actually enroll, presumably only for statistical purposes.

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