2013-02-13 / Local & State

Bucknell Gets $10 Million Gift Despite SAT Scandal

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania college that recently acknowledged inflating students' SAT scores has received a $10 million gift.

Bucknell University President John Bravman said a couple pledged the money to express their support for the school in light of the scandal.

The donation came just days after the university reported that mean SAT results for incoming freshmen were overstated by an average of 16 points between 2006 and 2012.

Bravman announced the gift on Friday, calling it the third-largest pledge in school history. He says the funds will go toward the university's scholarship endowment.

The president also noted in Friday's announcement that Bucknell's U.S. News & World Report ranking was unaffected by the false data.

The small liberal arts school is located in Lewisburg, about 115 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

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