Loyola in Maryland Drops SAT Requirement

June 3, 2009

Loyola College in Maryland announced Tuesday that it will no longer require the SAT or the ACT for admission. Those who wish not to submit scores may instead provide an additional teacher recommendation and/or essay. Loyola’s president, Rev. Brian F. Linnane, said in the announcement: “High standardized test scores, while a laudable accomplishment, tell you far less about a person’s talents and potential to succeed in college than course selection, grades earned, personal statements, and extracurricular involvement and achievement. We believe this approach will allow us to become a more inclusive university that recognizes more fully the great depth and breadth of gifts and experiences our prospective students could bring to our community.”

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