SAT and ACT for University of California

Applications to the University of California schools are due today, the traditional end of November deadline for the nation’s largest public university system. On the eve of this deadline, we figured we’d pose one question: Why do the University of California schools, which are now test-blind as a matter of … 

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Standardized Tests in UC Admissions Process

The University of California schools, which are not test-optional but instead test-blind, will not be using any standardized test in its admissions process now or apparently ever in the future. After eliminating the SAT and ACT from the decision-making process, UC faculty were tasked with determining if an alternative to … 

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UC Regent in Hot Water

It recently came to light that a University of California Regent, Richard Blum, a man who happens to be the husband of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, wrote a letter of recommendation for an applicant to UC Berkeley that apparently helped the applicant earn admission off the waitlist. According to the … 

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California Residents and UC Schools

At most public universities across America, it’s easier to gain admission to a university if you happen to live within the school’s state. It makes logical sense. That’s where your taxes are going. These schools were founded to offer educations to residents of the state. Thomas Jefferson, as an example, wanted … 

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