Top university reinstates standardised testing requirements
The requirement was reinstated “in order to help us continue to build a diverse and talented MIT”, said Stu Schmill, the dean of admissions and student financial services and a 1986 graduate, in a statement. “Our research shows standardised tests help us better assess the academic preparedness of all applicants,” he said. The decision will affect first-year students or transfer students who want to enrol at MIT in 2023.
The move bucks the trend seen at other elite colleges and universities, which have waived standardised testing requirements amid criticism that wealthier students can afford prep coaching and have an advantage.
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