Quotes from 2004 The New York Times story about "The New SAT" (i.e. adding the Essay)
Anderson Cooper (Yale, 1989):
'I still wake up in a cold sweat thinking I have to get up and go take the SAT. Having to figure out those math problems, I don't think I'd be up for it again. There was something so strange about the process. You go to a different school. You're in some cavernous room with a bunch of strangers. It added to the foreign nature of it all.'
Bill Cosby (Temple University, 1977):
'While taking the College Boards, I found out what I didn't know. I wished that I had studied more. I also wish to God that I had been a more serious student.'' Mr. Cosby says his cumulative score was in the high 300's (or by today's scoring method, high 400's).'
Sofia Coppola (California Institute of the Arts, attended 1991-93):
'I hated taking the SAT's. I did terribly, and I'm so happy I never have to do them again.'
llustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis