Hampshire College drops SAT and ACT from aid, admissions considerations

Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., no longer will use SAT or ACT scores in admissions or financial-aid decisions. The small liberal-arts college has made the tests optional since it opened in 1970, but admissions officers said research convinced them the tests aren't necessary. "Financial aid should be used to support students who most need assistance, not to reward those who are good test takers," said Meredith Twombly, Hampshire's dean of admissions and financial aid.

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