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Biology Majors Pass ACAT with Flying Colors

Recently, North Greenville University students scored well above average on a standardized test given to biology majors across the nation.

"This is the first year that we required our students to take the Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT) standardized, nationally ranked biology tests in order to analyze their knowledge compared to other students in other programs," said Dean of College of Science and Math Dr. Thomas Allen.

Students currently enrolled in NGU's biology senior seminar course finished the ACAT with an average score in the 87th percentile, which means NGU's students fared better than 87% of the 3,000-plus college biology students who took the same field-specific test.

Of the 15 NGU biology majors who took the test, 11 scored at or above the 85th percentile, seven scored at or above the 95th percentile, and two scored at or above the 98th percentile in the U.S.

"We have a 90% success rate of getting our pre-med students into the medical school of their choice. We have a 100% success rate of getting our pre-nursing students into nursing programs," said Allen. "The results of this test are consistent with those real-life experiences and shed some light on why our students are so successful in their application endeavors."

For more information about the biology degree at NGU, visit ngu.edu/biology.

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