Providence College Gave Inaccurate SAT Data to 'U.S. News'

October 7, 2013

U.S. News & World Report has announced revisions (downward) of the statistics given by Providence College for the average SAT and ACT scores of the class that entered in fall 2012. The average critical reading score on the SAT was really 569, not the 611 that had been reported. The average mathematics score on the SAT was 580, not the 624 reported. Further, the composite ACT score was 25, not 28. Other SAT and ACT figures reported by Providence (including the 25th and 75th percentile scores) were accurate. The magazine said that correcting the data did not change the college's ranking. A spokesman for the college said that the data errors were simply a mistake by the institution, and that the college identified the error and reported it as soon as it was discovered.


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