Record ACT/SAT-Optional Admissions Growth

University Testing

It's been a banner year for the test-optional admissions movement. More than 30 colleges and universities eliminated entrance exam requirements for all or many applicants. That's far and away an all-time annual high. Among new "converts": major private universities, such as George Washington; many selective liberal arts colleges; and a surge of public campuses including the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Virginia Commonwealth. Check out the full database of more than 850 schools here.