The only reason colleges get rid of SAT/ACT requirements is because they want to push as many kids who don’t need / can’t succeed in college into college. The goal is two-fold:
1. Buff up “diversity” numbers.
2. Milk these students (or, more often than that, the state and federal government) for money.
It’s a scam, pure and simple. This is one of several scams in higher Ed. Good, well-meaning people train themselves to not notice the scam by memorizing a litany of meaningless platitudes about “inequities” and “structural oppressions.”