Some 1 million students took the ACT college-admissions test last year, compared with 1.3 million students who took the SAT test. The ACT dominates in much of the Midwest and West, while the SAT is favored by colleges and universities on the East and West coasts.
Source: ACT, Inc., 2001
A version of this article appeared in the June 13, 2001 edition of Education Week as ACT vs. SAT