Pomona College (2019)

 Very ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school recordX   
Class rankX   
Academic GPAX   
Standardized test scoresX   
Application EssayX   
Recommendation(s)X   
Nonacademic
Interview  X 
Extracurricular activitiesX   
Talent/abilityX   
Character/personal qualitiesX   
First generation  X 
Alumni/ae relation   X
Geographical residence  X 
State residency   X
Religious affiliation/commitment   X
Racial/ethnic status  X 
Volunteer work  X 
Work experience  X 
Level of applicant’s interest   X
Source: CDS

Wellesley College (2018)

 Very ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school recordX   
Class rank X  
Academic GPAX   
Standardized test scores X  
Application Essay X  
Recommendation(s)X   
Nonacademic
Interview  X 
Extracurricular activities X  
Talent/ability X  
Character/personal qualitiesX   
First generation  X 
Alumni/ae relation  X 
Geographical residence  X 
State residency  X 
Religious affiliation/commitment   X
Racial/ethnic status  X 
Volunteer work  X 
Work experience  X 
Level of applicant’s interest  X 
Source: CDS

Swarthmore College (2018)

 Very ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school recordX   
Class rankX   
Academic GPAX   
Standardized test scores X  
Application EssayX   
RecommendationX   
Nonacademic
Interview  X 
Extracurricular activities X  
Talent/ability  X 
Character/personal qualitiesX   
First generation  X 
Alumni/ae relation  X 
Geographical residence  X 
State residency  X 
Religious affiliation/commitment  X 
Racial/ethnic status  X 
Volunteer work  X 
Work experience  X 
Level of applicant’s interest  X 
Source: CDS

Amherst College (2019)

 Very ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school recordX   
Class rank X  
Academic GPAX   
Standardized test scoresX   
Application EssayX   
Recommendation(s)X   
Nonacademic
Interview   X
Extracurricular activitiesX   
Talent/abilityX   
Character/personal qualitiesX   
First generation X  
Alumni/ae relation  X 
Geographical residence  X 
State residency   X
Religious affiliation/commitment   X
Racial/ethnic status  X 
Volunteer work X  
Work experience X  
Level of applicant’s interest   X
Source: CDS

Williams College (2019)

 Very ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school recordX   
Class rankX   
Academic GPAX   
Standardized test scoresX   
Application Essay X  
Recommendation(s)X   
Nonacademic
Interview   X
Extracurricular activities X  
Talent/ability X  
Character/personal qualitiesX   
First generation X  
Alumni/ae relation X  
Geographical residence  X 
State residency   X
Religious affiliation/commitment  X 
Racial/ethnic status X  
Volunteer work X  
Work experience X  
Level of applicant’s interest   X
Source: CDS

Tufts University

AcademicVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of secondary school recordX
Class rankX
Academic GPAX
Standardized test scoresX
Application EssayX
Recommendation(s)X
Nonacademic
InterviewX
Extracurricular activitiesX
Talent/abilityX
Character/personal qualitiesX
First generationX
Alumni/ae relationX
Geographical residenceX
State residencyX
Religious affiliation/commitmentX
Racial/ethnic statusX
Volunteer workX
Work experienceX
Level of applicant’s interestX