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Search Criteria

Student Characteristics

Gender

This is a helpful criterion if you want a certain number of males or females in your class or are a single-sex school and want to Search one gender only.
The breakdown of gender is standard on all Search outputs.

Ethnic Background

This selection option allows you to select students by ethnicity to ensure diversity at your institution or to satisfy other admission directives.
Ethnic background is standard on all Search outputs.

Religious Preference

(Available in PSAT/NMSQT and SAT Searches only)
You can select from 35 different Western and Eastern religions. You have unlimited religious selections per order.
Religious preference is not standard on Search outputs and you must submit a separate order form for each religion you select if you wish to identify each separate religious group you have chosen.

Citizenship

(Available in PSAT/NMSQT and SAT Searches only)
You can distinguish between students who are U.S. citizens and those who are not by selecting the citizenship criteria. This variable provides an excellent opportunity to identify international students.
Citizenship is not standard on Search outputs and you must submit a separate order form to identify each group.

Socioeconomic Communities*

Please contact Search Customer Service for assistance.

Email: Search Customer Service
Phone: (800) 626-9795

* The pilot program, limited to a certain number of participating institutions, closed September 1, 2010.