I was wondering if anyone had any details on Wesleyan’s test optional policy. How many people are admitted without submitting any test scores? What are the admitted students’ backgrounds? Realistically, can a white (non-athlete) child of professional parents (non-Wesleyan alums) who goes to private school or a school in an affluent suburb get into Wesleyan without submitting test scores?
Wesleyan’s website states: “Last year about 60% of all applicants submitted SATs, 20% submitted ACTs and 20% submitted both.” This statement is confusing, at best. (Did the person who wrote it actually get into Wesleyan?)
If the “20%” who “submitted both” are not included in the “60%” who “submitted SATs,” then the numbers are 60% SATs, 20% ACTs, and 20% both SATs and ACTs, which would mean that 100% submitted SATs, ACTs or both SATs and ACTs, with 0% of all applicants submitting neither SATs or ACTs. That seems unlikely. Wesleyan has been “test optional” for several years.
On the other hand, if the “20%” who “submitted both” are included in the “60%” who “submitted SATs,” then the “20%” who “submitted both” also should be included in the “20%” who “submitted ACTs,” which would mean that every single person who submitted the ACTs also submitted the SATs. That also seems unlikely. Many people take the ACTs and don’t take the SATs.
Maybe I am missing something. Maybe my calculations are wrong. My own standardized test scores were less than perfect…