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WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA In total, 22,897 students applied to Georgetown’s Class of 2022, and 3,327 of them were admitted. The applicant pool is the university’s largest ever, breaking the previous record of 21,459 applicants set last year.

Rising SAT Scores Affect Admissions Decisions

The redesigned SAT is yielding higher average scores than both the old SAT and the ACT, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon (COL ’64, GRD ’69). Released in March 2016, the new SAT tests students on more curriculum-based content, combines reading and writing into one 800-point section and[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Class of 2022 Early Action Applications Hit Record High

This year’s early action applicant pool was Georgetown’s largest ever, leading to an early action acceptance rate of 12 percent — a near-historic low — for the second consecutive year. Georgetown admitted 1,002 of 8,383 early applicants to the Class of 2022, according to records provided by Dean of Undergraduate[Read More…]

by December 19, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Achievement Over Aptitude

For many current Georgetown students, the SAT will be remembered as 2,400 points of anxiety, pressure and competition. After this month’s changes to the structure of the SAT, these feelings will be at least slightly alleviated, with the College Board taking steps to solve some of the longstanding academic and[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Addressing Access, SAT Receives Revamp

The College Board announced extensive changes to the SAT on Wednesday that will eschew the mandatory timed essay and esoteric vocabulary to return to a two-section format with a maximum score of 1,600 points — rather than 2,400 — and an optional essay. The changes, which will take effect in[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Colleges Turn Away from SAT, ACT

Due to questions about the accuracy of aptitude tests such as the SAT and the ACT, some universities are seeking other ways of evaluating applicants’ abilities. Starting this fall, Bard College is giving high school seniors a way to redeem poor grades and worse test scores through writing four 2,500-word[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments News

Bucknell Inflation Announcement Indicates Nationwide Pattern

Bucknell University announced Jan. 25 that its admissions department had misreported SAT and ACT scores between 2006 and 2012, following a pattern among universities of inflating students’ test scores. “The outcome of all these errors was that our SAT scores across each of the seven years were reported to various organizations,[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Job Hunt Haunted by SAT

Perfidious. Deleterious. Capacious. Miss these three common SAT vocabulary words as a senior in high school, and your score could drop 50 points. These days, it might also cost you your first job after graduation. It has become a rising — and troubling — trend for employers to request the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Opinion