If applicants were admitted to America’s top 200 colleges based on their SAT scores alone, more than half of enrolled students would have to leave. The new class, comprised of students with scores higher than 1250, would be less racially diverse and slightly more affluent.
How would enrollment change at highly selective colleges if SAT scores were the sole factor in admissions decisions?
SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses? finds that this admissions policy would replace 53% of incoming students, creating a less racially diverse and slightly more affluent student body.