University drops use of ACT, SAT results

SEWANEE, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of the South has made standardized test results optional for admission.

The private liberal arts university, which is popularly known as Sewanee, will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores.

Admissions dean David Lesesne told the Chattanooga Times Free Press educators have given standardized tests more weight than they deserve. He said dropping the testing requirement will also benefit applicants from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

The university, on the Cumberland Plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville, received more than 2,400 applications this academic year and expects to have a fall freshman class of 400.

Sewanee is affiliated with the Episcopal Church.

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(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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