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St. John's School Of Law To Accept GRE For Admission

Another law school is following the University of Arizona’s lead to expand its standardized entrance exam options.

St. John’s University School of Law in Queens New York has announced it will accept the Graduate Record Exam, or GRE, in addition to the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT.

The LSAT had been the sole standardized test accepted by law schools for decades.

That changed in 2016 when the University of Arizona Law school announced it would accept the GRE. Since then, seven additional law schools have followed suit, according to data from Kaplan Test Prep.

Officials at St. John’s University say they hope the move will open the doors to a broader and more diverse set of applicants.

Carrie Jung Senior Field Correspondent, Education Desk Carrie Jung began her public radio career in Albuquerque, N.M., where she fell in love with the diverse cultural scene and unique political environment of the Southwest. Jung has been heard on KJZZ since 2013 when she served as a regular contributor to the Fronteras Desk from KUNM Albuquerque. She covered several major stories there including New Mexico's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage and Albuquerque's failed voter initiative to ban late-term abortions. Jung has also contributed stories about environmental and Native American issues to NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, Al Jazeera America, WNYC's The Takeaway, and National Native News. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in marketing, both from Clemson University. When Jung isn't producing content for KJZZ she can usually be found buried beneath mounds of fabric and quilting supplies. She recently co-authored a book, "Sweet And Simple Sewing," with her mother and sister, who are fabric designers.