SAT, the ACT is not required for the University of Chicago applicants

CHICAGO – Scores of the SAT or ACT optional for students who at the University of Chicago.

The prestigious and highly selective school says that some students feel that standardized test results do not fully reflect their potential. The university said Thursday that it prevents a lot of students will still submit scores, as other schools.

James Nondorf, dean of admissions, says the students “determine the application” — not the other way around. The university will also allow the applicants to introduce themselves with a two-minute video, the replacement of the campus interviews.

With financial aid and other changes, the university says that it wants to reach more low-income students and students who are the first in their family to go to college.

The school has 6,300 students. Tuition last year was $53,000.

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