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Although it is supposed to reflect the capacity of the average student, evidence indicates that richer students have significantly higher SAT scores. This can be attributed to specialized preparation courses, better reading habits and parents that are more familiar with the academic environment. Therefore, by using the SAT as a means to select students, colleges favor the richest portion of the population, knowingly or not. Because of this process, many poorer students are denied the chance to attend a quality need-blind school that will give them the chance to make their own future. Today, these kids are forced to remain poor, having been denied the opportunity to improve despite working hard in school just like their richer counterparts. 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