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Brown University Will No Longer Require The SAT Or ACT Essay Test

It was the last Ivy League school to require the test.
Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 12, 2018

Brown University will no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT essay tests. 

A statement from the University out Tuesday said, "The shift is part of a continued push to make Brown's application process more fully accessible to students from low-income families."

That's because students from low-income families may take advantage of free SAT testing offered during the school day. But school-day testing doesn't always include the essay portion.

The university's dean of admissions said that could "discourage talented students from applying to schools that require it."

Brown is the last Ivy League school to stop requiring SAT or ACT essay tests.