Aug 21, 2021 - Politics & Policy

4. Fewer colleges require admissions tests

Illustrated collage of multiple choice bubbles on a standardized test falling apart.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Standardized testing is just one hurdle for students of color to clear before school even begins, but more schools are dropping the admission test requirement.

Why it matters: A college degree can mean the difference of at least $2.8 million on average over one lifetime, not to mention inclusion in social and professional networks that can improve career opportunities.

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