It used to be that the college admissions test a student took--either the ACT or SAT--was largely determined by geography. For the most part, students on the East and West Coasts took the SAT, while those in the Midwest and South often (but not always) took the ACT. Now, students across the country have the choice between the two tests, and U.S. colleges will accept both tests. Private school students can weigh their strengths and weaknesses against the profiles of the tests, try them out, and decide which is better for them. There are also a number of great colleges and universities that don't require either test. Read more about the differences between the SAT and ACT.
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