Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Stars in Politics, Googling Cancer, Leap Day, Test-Blind College
Episode: Stars in Politics, Googling Cancer, Leap Day, Test-Blind College
- Mar 1, 2016
- 19:40 mins
Guest: Meredith Twombly, Dean of Enrollment and Retention at Hampshire College SAT and ACT scores are traditionally important aspects of a college application, but a number of universities in recent years have made those tests optional for aspiring students. One well-respected liberal arts school - Hampshire College in Massachusetts – went a step further. In 2014, Hampshire became “test-blind” meaning the college won’t even look at your ACT or SAT score if you send one. The switch had one big consequence – Hampshire College got dropped from the prestigious rankings of US News & World Report. But school officials say it was worth it.