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SAT and ACT Score Ranges for Popular Colleges and Universities

Compass has compiled score range data and admission testing policies for popular colleges and universities, public and private, chosen to represent a wide array of four-year postsecondary institutions in the U.S.

The SAT and ACT scores in the table below represent the most recently reported scores available. You can use these new ranges to better understand the typical test scores of enrolled students. These scores should not be viewed as cutoffs or qualifying scores.

Additionally the table includes application data, an explanation of relevant test optional (TO) policies – e.g. temporary suspension of the testing requirement, a multi-year trial of TO, or permanently TO – and whether or not merit-based aid is offered based on exam scores. Student-athletes should be aware that they may be required to submit test scores for NCAA eligibility, regardless of whether or not their school has a test optional admissions policy.

This list is intended as a broad snapshot of the competitive landscape of college admission. Students taking a holistic approach to their college search will undoubtedly consider many other wonderful colleges not included in this list.

For more information about college admission testing, please visit compassprep.com/guide.

Updated 7/15/20

SchoolTO?Applies to Class Year(s)Policy DetailsNumber of ApplicantsAccept RateSAT Total 25th-75th PercentileACT Total 25th-75th Percentile
Stanford UniversityYes2021Stanford has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Stanford does not offer merit-based aid.474524.3%1440-157032-35
Harvard College Yes2021Harvard has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Harvard does not offer merit-based aid.427494.7%1460-158033-35
Princeton University Yes2021Princeton has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.. Princeton does not offer merit-based aid.353705.5%1440-157032-35
Columbia UniversityYes2021Columbia has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Columbia does not offer merit-based aid.402035.5%1450-156033-35
Yale UniversityYes2021Yale has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for the 2020-21 admission cycle. Yale does not offer merit-based aid.368446.1%1460-157033-35
California Institute of TechnologyYes (TB)2021, 2022CalTech has adopted a two-year Test Blind policy, meaning it will not consider standardized test scores, beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle. It will not consider the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test, or SAT Subject Test scores. CalTech does not offer merit-based aid.83676.4%​​ 1530-156035-36
Brown UniversityYes2021Brown has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for the 2020-21 admission cycle. Brown does not offer merit-based aid.386747.1%​​ 1440-157033-35
University of ChicagoYesAll / Permanent PolicyUChicago offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. 322837.3%​​ 1490-157033-35
Pomona CollegeYes2021Pomona College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Pomona College does not offer merit-based aid.104017.4%1390-154032-35
University of PennsylvaniaYes2021UPenn has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. UPenn does not offer merit-based aid.449617.7%1450-156033-35
Dartmouth CollegeYes2021Dartmouth has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Dartmouth does not offer merit-based aid.236507.9%1440-156032-35
Bowdoin CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyBowdoin College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Bowdoin does not offer merit-based aid.93328.8%1330-152031-34
Duke UniversityYes2021Duke has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 357678.9%1450-157033-35
Swarthmore CollegeYes2021, 2022Swarthmore has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for all first-year and transfer applicants, beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a two-year period, Swarthmore will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.114428.9%1380-154031-35
Northwestern UniversityYes2021Northwestern has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.405859.1%1440-155033-35
Vanderbilt UniversityYes2021Vanderbilthas adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first-year and transfer applicants, both domestic and international, for Fall 2021 matriculation.373109.1%1460-156033-35
Claremont McKenna CollegeYes2021Claremont McKenna College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.606610.3%1360-151031-34
Johns Hopkins UniversityYes2021Johns Hopkins has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for the 2020-21 admission cycle. 2912910.6%1470-156033-35
Cornell UniversityYes2021Cornell has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Cornell does not offer merit-based aid.4911410.9%1400-156032-35
Rice UniversityYes2021Rice has adopted a one-year test optional policy for all first-year and transfer students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2092311.1%1450-156033-35
Amherst CollegeYes2021Amherst College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Amherst College does not offer merit-based aid.1056911.3%1410-155031-34
Barnard CollegeYes 2021Barnard College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Barnard College does not offer merit-based aid.932011.8%1340-152031-34
Bates CollegeYes All / Permanent PolicyBates offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Bates does not offer merit-based aid.822212.1%1270-148029-33
University of California—​Los AngelesYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The UC system has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle. After those two years, the UCs will be Test Blind (meaning they will not consider test scores) for two more years. At the end of the four year period, they will consider whether to reinstate the testing requirement.11132212.3%1290-151027-34
Tulane UniversityYes2021Tulane has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.4218512.9%1360-152031-33
University of Southern CaliforniaYes2021USC has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.6435213.0%1350-153030-34
Williams CollegeYes2021Williams College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-time, international, and transfer applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Williams college does not offer merit-based aid.956013.0%1410-155032-35
Colby CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyColby College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Colby does not offer merit-based aid.1231313.0%1350-151031-33
Pitzer CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyPitzer offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants to the joint medical program, homeschooled students, and students who attend secondary schools at which grades are not provided are not eligible for test optional admission.435813.3%1340-149030-33
Colorado CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyColorado College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and international students are not eligible for test optional admission.945613.5%1300-148029-33
Harvey Mudd CollegeYes2021Harvey Mudd has adopted a one-year test optional policy for all first-year and transfer students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.404513.7%1490-157033-35
Georgetown UniversityYes2021Georgetown has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Georgetown does not offer merit-based aid.2287214.5%1370-153031-34
University of California—​BerkeleyYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The UC system has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle. After those two years, the UCs will be Test Blind (meaning they will not consider test scores) for two more years. At the end of the four year period, they will consider whether to reinstate the testing requirement.8962114.8%1300-153028-34
Tufts UniversityYes2021, 2022, 2023Tufts has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for first-time, international, and homeschooled students beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a three-year pilot period, Tufts will reevaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission. Tufts does not offer merit-based aid.2276615.0%1390-154032-34
Washington University in St. LouisYes2021Washington University in St. Louis has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for the 2020-21 admission cycle. 3132015.0%1470-157032-35
Middlebury CollegeYes2021, 2022, 2023Middlebury has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer students, beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a three-year pilot period, Middlebury will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or return to its previous test flexible policy. Middlebury does not offer merit-based aid.975415.4%1360-153032-34
Carnegie Mellon UniversityYes2021Carnegie Mellon has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Carnegie Mellon does not offer merit-based aid.2763415.4%1460-156033-35
University of Notre DameYes2021Notre Dame has adopted a one-year test optional policy for all first year and transfer students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2220015.8%1400-155032-35
The Cooper UnionYes2021, 2022Cooper Union has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants, beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a two-year period, Cooper Union will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.244716.0%1283-151031-34
New York UniversityYes2021NYU has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.7946216.2%1370-151030-34
Haverford CollegeYes2021, 2022, 2023Haverford has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for all first-year and transfer applicants, beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a three-year period, Haverford will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission. Haverford does not offer merit-based aid.496316.3%1380-154032-34
Wesleyan UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyWesleyan University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission. International students will not be required to submit SAT or ACT scores for the 2020-21 admission cycle.1326416.5%1320-151031-34
Hamilton CollegeYes 2021Hamilton College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first-year and transfer applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Hamilton does not offer merit-based aid.827916.5%1370-152032-34
Northeastern UniversityYes2021Northeastern University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.6226318.1%1390-154032-35
Davidson CollegeYes2021, 2022, 2023Davidson has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for first-time students beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. However, homeschooled students and students who attend non-traditional schools are not eligible for test optional admission. After a three-year pilot period, Davidson will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.598218.1%1310-148530-33
Emory UniversityYes2021Emory has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2755918.5%1350-152031-34
Carleton CollegeYes2021Carleton College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Carleton College does not offer merit-based aid.738219.0%1360-154031-34
Washington and Lee UniversityYes2021Washington and Lee has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.585521.2%1348-149031-34
Wellesley CollegeYes2021Wellesley College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Wellesley College does not offer merit-based aid.639521.6%1360-153031-34
Boston UniversityYes2021Boston University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.6448122.1%1330-150030-33
Colgate UniversityYes 2021Colgate University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Colgate does not offer merit-based aid.995122.6%1330-150031-34
Vassar CollegeYes2021Vassar College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Vassar College does not offer merit-based aid.896123.7%1370-153031-34
Rhode Island School of DesignYesAll / Permanent PolicyRhode Island School of Design offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, international and homeschooled students are still required to submit test scores.391323.9%1180-144026-32
University of VirginiaYes2021UVA has adopted a a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 4083923.9%1340-150030-34
Grinnell CollegeYes2021Grinnell has adopted a one-year test optional policy for all first-year students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.734924.4%1370-153030-34
Babson CollegeYes2021Babson has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.636224.0%1270-145028-32
University of California—​IrvineYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The UC system has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle. After those two years, the UCs will be Test Blind (meaning they will not consider test scores) for two more years. At the end of the four year period, they will consider whether to reinstate the testing requirement.9556826.5%1180-1440--
University of MiamiYes2021University of Miami has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.3891927.1%1280-142029-32
Boston CollegeYes2021Boston College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for the 2020-21 admission cycle.3555227.2%1370-149031-34
Villanova UniversityYes2021Villanova has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 2290928.2%1320-147031-34
University of RichmondYes 2021University of Richmond has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1235628.3%1290-146030-33
California State Polytechnic University—​San Luis ObispoYes2021Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 5407228.4%1250-142026-32
Trinity UniversityYes2021, 2022, 2023Trinity University has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for first-time, international, and homeschooled students beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a three-year pilot period, Trinity will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.986428.8%1290-145029-32
Case Western Reserve UniversityYes2021Case Western Reserve has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Case Western Reserve will determine policies for future classes in winter 2020-21.2664229.3%1350-152030-34
University of RochesterYesAll / Permanent PolicyThe University of Rochester offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.2021629.5%1300-150029-33
University of California—​Santa BarbaraYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The UC system has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle. After those two years, the UCs will be Test Blind (meaning they will not consider test scores) for two more years. At the end of the four year period, they will consider whether to reinstate the testing requirement.9345729.6%1260-146025-33
Wake Forest UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyWake Forest offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1255929.6%1320-149030-33
Skidmore CollegeYes All / Permanent PolicySkidmore College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, international students and homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.1110230.0%1220-140028-32
University of California—​San DiegoYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The UC system has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle. After those two years, the UCs will be Test Blind (meaning they will not consider test scores) for two more years. At the end of the four year period, they will consider whether to reinstate the testing requirement.9790130.2%1250-147026-33
Franklin and Marshall CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyFranklin and Marshall College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission. Franklin and Marshall does not offer merit-based aid.950230.4%1250-146028-32
Brandeis UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyBrandeis University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.1179831.1%1280-150029-33
Lafayette CollegeYes 2021Lafayette College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.852131.5%1250-144028-33
American UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyAmerican University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Homeschooled students are highly encouraged to submit 2 SAT Subject test scores.1898431.5%1220-138027-31
University of Texas—​AustinYes2021The University of Texas--Austin has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.5352531.8%1240-147027-33
Scripps CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyScripps offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.302232.0%1333-149030-33
Lehigh UniversityYes2021Lehigh has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1564932.1%1280-145029-33
Macalester CollegeYes All / Permanent PolicyMacalester College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, Macalester recommends that homeschooled students and students who attend high schools that do not provide grades submit SAT or ACT scores.659832.3%1320-151029-33
Smith CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicySmith College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, international students are not eligible for test optional admission.559732.5%1340-152030-33
Bryn Mawr CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyBryn Mawr offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, international students are not eligible for test optional admission.333233.1%1290-151029-33
Trinity College (Hartford)YesAll / Permanent PolicyTrinity offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.609633.5%1300-146029-32
Denison UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyDenison offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores.804233.9%1210-138028-31
San Diego State UniversityYes2021San Diego State has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 6984234.0%1110-132022-29
Kenyon CollegeYes2021Kenyon has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.666234.1%1270-146029-33
College of the Holy CrossYes All / Permanent PolicyThe College of the Holy Cross offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. 720034.2%1260-143028-32
Bucknell UniversityYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025Bucknell University adopted a five-year, test optional policy for first-year students, beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. However, homeschooled students and international students are not eligible for test optional admission. Bucknell will use the five-year pilot period to assess the patterns of success for test score submitters and non-submitters.984534.2%1255-143028-32
Emerson CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyEmerson College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.1294135.6%1200-139027-31
Pepperdine UniversityYes2021Pepperdine University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1126535.7%1220-142026-32
Oberlin CollegeYes 2021, 2022, 2023Oberlin College has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for first-time, international, and homeschooled students beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a three-year pilot period, Oberlin will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.770836.4%1280-148029-33
Occidental CollegeYes2021Occidental has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.750136.7%1300-148028-32
Connecticut CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyConnecticut College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. 678437.4%1310-145030-33
College of William and MaryYes2021, 2022, 2023William and Mary has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for all applicants, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1468037.7%1320-151030-34
Mount Holyoke CollegeYes All / Permanent PolicyMount Holyoke College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.390838.2%1270-149027-32
Berea CollegeYes2021Berea College has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying for the Fall 2021 semester.157638.2%1030-121322-27
Pratt InstituteYes2021The Pratt Institute has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying for the Fall 2021 semester.794138.5%1100-132026-30
Soka University of AmericaYes2021Soka University has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying for the Fall 2021 semester.46438.8%1180-141027-30
California State University--Los AngelesYes2021Cal State LA has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 3985439.0%890-108015-20
California State University--Long BeachYes2021Cal State Long Beach has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 7129739.3%1040-125020-26
Reed CollegeYes (TB)2021Reed has adopted a one-year test blind admission policy, which means students' SAT and ACT scores will not be considered as part of their application review.581539.5%1325-152030-34
Binghamton University—​SUNYYes2021Binghamton University (SUNY) has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.3875539.8%1310-144028-32
Dickinson CollegeYes All / Permanent PolicyDickinson College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.642640.1%1240-141028-32
University of TulsaYes2021University of Tulsa has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants entering in the Spring and Fall of 2021.852640.8%1180-141025-32
George Washington UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyGeorge Washington University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants applying to the accelerated Seven-Year B.A./M.D. Program, students who attend secondary schools that do not provide letter grades, homeschooled students, and recruited NCAA Division 1 athletes are not eligible for test optional admission.2696840.9%1280-147029-33
University of California—​DavisYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The UC system has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle. After those two years, the UCs will be Test Blind (meaning they will not consider test scores) for two more years. At the end of the four year period, they will consider whether to reinstate the testing requirement.7664741.2%1150-141025-31
Stevens Institute of TechnologyYes2021Stevens Institute of Technology has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. However, homeschooled students and students applying to the Pre-Med and Pre-Law programs are not eligible for test optional admissions.926541.4%1330-148030-33
St. Lawrence UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicySt. Lawrence offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. However, international students are not eligible for test optional admission.699842.4%1160-135024-30
Union College (Schenectady, NY)Yes All / Permanent PolicyUnion College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and those applying for the Leadership in Medicine program or the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program are not eligible for test optional admission.608642.9%1220-142027-32
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteYes2021Rensselaer has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2040243.0%1330-150029-33
Bentley UniversityYes2021Bentley University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.925243.2%1240-141028-32
Loyola Marymount UniversityYes2021Loyola Marymount University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1859243.8%1230-141027-31
Stony Brook University—​SUNYYes2021Stony Brook University (SUNY) has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.3707944.1%1230-144026-32
Rhodes CollegeYes2021, 2022, 2023Rhodes College has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for all first-year applicants beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a three-year pilot period, Rhodes will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.520744.7%1220-143027-32
Baylor UniversityYes2021Baylor University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.3458245.3%1200-138026-32
University of DallasYes2021University of Dallas has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.467645.3%1150-136024-30
Gettysburg CollegeYes All / Permanent PolicyGettysburg College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, Gettysburg recommends that both international and homeschooled students submit SAT or ACT scores.626945.4%1270-142026-30
Fordham UniversityYes2021, 2022Fordham University has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants, beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a two-year period, Fordham will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.4630846.0%1250-143028-32
Texas Christian UniversityYes2021Texas Christian University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1902847.1%1150-135025-31
Southern Methodist UniversityYes2021Southern Methodist University has adopted a one-year test optional policy for the 2020-21 admission cycle.1395947.3%1300-148029-33
Providence CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyProvidence College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1147847.5%1210-135027-31
St. Olaf CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicySt. Olaf College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.569447.5%1190-143026-32
University of New MexicoYesAll / Permanent PolicyUNM offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without test scores. However, home-schooled and non-traditional students are not eligible for TO admission. Scores are also necessary for some scholarships.1228148.6%1040-127019-25
University of San DiegoYesAll / Permanent PolicyUniversity of San Diego offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1375548.7%1200-135026-31
University of ConnecticutYes2021, 2022, 2023Unversity of Connecticut has adopted a three-year test optional policy for all students beginning with the 2020-2021 admission cycle. 3488648.8%1210-142026-31
Santa Clara UniversityYes2021, 2022Santa Clara University has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants, beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a two-year period, Santa Clara will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.1630048.8%1280-144028-32
Southwestern UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicySouthwestern University has a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and international students are not eligible for test optional admission.476649.0%1140-132023-29
Pennsylvania State University—​University ParkYes2021Pennsylvania State University--College Park has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students entering in the Summer and Fall of 2021.7190349.1%1160-137025-30
Marist CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyMarist College offers a test optional policy, offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and students applying to some programs are not eligible for test optional admission.1126049.2%1210-136026-31
The College of New JerseyYes2021, 2022, 2023The College of New Jersey has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for all applicants, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1382449.3%1160-136025-30
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteYesAll / Permanent PolicyWorcester Polytechnic Institute offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1064549.4%1310-147029-33
Syracuse UniversityYes2021Syracuse has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.3498149.9%1180-137025-30
University of La VerneYesAll / Permanent PolicyUniversity of La Verne offers a test optional policy, which allows first-year applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.727650.9%1020-120520-26
Austin CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyAustin College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. However, international students and homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission. 436051.3%1110-129024-29
University of California—​Santa CruzYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The UC system has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle. After those two years, the UCs will be Test Blind (meaning they will not consider test scores) for two more years. At the end of the four year period, they will consider whether to reinstate the testing requirement.5590651.5%1200-136024-30
University of Washington--SeattleYesAll / Permanent PolicyThe University of Washington--Seattle offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores.4557951.8%1240-144027-33
California State University--FullertonYes2021Cal State Fullerton has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 5010552.7%1030-120019-24
Chapman UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyChapman offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and students who graduate from schools without traditional grades are not eligible for test optional admission.1419853.6%1190-137025-30
Ohio State University—​ColumbusYes2021OSU has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. However, home-schooled students and students who attend a non-chartered high school are not eligible for test optional admission.4770353.7%1250-146028-32
Texas Lutheran UniversityYes2021Texas Lutheran University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for domestic first-year applicants, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.219854.3%990-116019-25
University at Albany—​SUNYYes2021The University at Albany-SUNY has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2752954.3%1090-125022-28
Georgia SouthernYes2020Georgia Southern University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first year applicants, both domestic and international, entering in the Summer and Fall of 2020.1385854.5%1050-120020-25
College of WoosterYesAll / Permanent PolicyThe College of Wooster offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores.635254.7%1150-138024-31
San Jose State UniversityYes2021San Jose State has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 3624354.7%1040-126019-26
California State Polytechnic University--PomonaYes2021Cal Poly Pomona has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 3666055.5%1030-125019-27
Whitman CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyWhitman College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, international and homeschooled students are strongly encouraged to submit SAT or ACT scores.483255.8%1240-145028-33
Sarah Lawrence CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicySarah Lawrence College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores.332555.8%1240-142027-32
New SchoolYesAll / Permanent PolicyThe New School offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.991156.6%1150-136024-30
University of California RiversideYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The UC system has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle. After those two years, the UCs will be Test Blind (meaning they will not consider test scores) for two more years. At the end of the four year period, they will consider whether to reinstate the testing requirement.4978856.7%1130-134024-30
University of Minnesota—​Twin CitiesYes2021University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.4067356.7%1260-148026-31
Hobart and William Smith CollegesYesAll / Permanent PolicyHobart and William Smith Colleges offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.452656.9%1203-136027-30
Abilene Christian UniversityYes2021Abilene Christian University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1156957.0%1040-123021-27
Bennington CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyBennington has a test-optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores.149457.0%1230-139028-32
Birmingham-​Southern College YesAll / Permanent PolicyBirmingham-Southern College offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants who select test optional admission are required to have an interview with an admissions counselor. 362857.0%1040-125022-28
Fairfield UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyFairfield University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1231557.1%1210-135026-30
Georgia StateYes2020Georgia State University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants entering in the Summer and Fall of 2020. It highly recommends submitting SAT/ACT scores if able; though not used to determine admission, test scores are helpful for processes like course registration and determining placement testing exemptions.1983857.4%990-119021-26
Texas A&M University—​College StationYes2021Texas A&M University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 4289957.5%1160-139026-31
Saint Louis UniversityYes2021Saint Louis University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1512057.5%1180-137025-31
St. John's College AnnapolisYesAll / Permanent PolicySt. John's College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and students who will not earn high school diplomas are not eligible for test optional admission. Most international students are not eligible for test optional admission.91357.6%1210-145024-33
Lake Forest CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyLake Forest College has a test-optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. Test optional applicants must complete an interview. Homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.414757.9%1110-131023-29
Kennesaw State UniversityYes2020Kennesaw State University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for both domestic and international first-year applicants entering in the Summer and Fall of 2020.1342757.9%1080-127021-26
California State University--FresnoYes2021California State University--Fresno has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 1812257.9%950-113016-22
Rollins CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyRollins offers a test optional policy ("test scores waived option"), which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants to the 3/2 Accelerated Management Program or the Honors Degree Program must submit test scores.616758.3%1160-134024-30
University of Hawaii at ManoaYes2021University of Hawaii has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1624458.4%1070-127021-26
University of DenverYesAll / Permanent PolicyUniversity of Denver offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.2102858.7%1170-135026-31
Hampden-​Sydney CollegeYes2021Hampden-Sydney College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.324059.0%1050-125021-27
University of Illinois—​Urbana-​ChampaignYes2021University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.4350959.0%1220-148027-33
California State University--NorthridgeYes2021Cal State Northridge has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 3063759.3%910-113016-22
Clark UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyClark University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, international students are not eligible for test optional admission.768759.4%1200-139028-31
Temple UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyTemple University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, home-schooled applicants, recruited student athletes, and international applicants are not eligible for test optional admission.3559960.0%1120-132024-30
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​New BrunswickYes2021Rutgers has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 4134860.1%1190-141025-31
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityYes2021Illinois Wesleyan has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. Test optional applicants must have an interview with their admissions counselor and submit an essay.371960.8%1120-132024-29
Furman UniversityYes All / Permanent PolicyFurman University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.546961.1%1230-141028-32
University at Buffalo—​SUNYYes2021University at Buffalo-SUNY has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2990061.1%1160-134024-29
Concordia College—​MoorheadYesAll / Permanent PolicyConcordia College offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.416061.2%1080-136821-27
SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryYes2021SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.201861.4%1120-131023-29
University of PortlandYes2021University of Portland has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1450561.5%1160-133023-29
Cornell CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyCornell College has a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. Students who apply test optional are expected to respond to two additional written prompts on their applications, and to submit portfolios.311861.8%1100-134523-29
Muhlenberg CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyMuhlenberg College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores.414661.8%1170-136026-30
Gonzaga UniversityYes2021Gonzaga University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.927961.9%1210-135825-30
Beloit CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyBeloit offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores.365762.0%1080-138024-30
Lawrence UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyLawrence University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores.346362.1%1200-143025-32
University of UtahYes2021, 2022, 2023The University of Utah has adopted a test optional policy for students applying through Fall 2023. However, students who have GEDs, who attend a non-accredited high school, or who are applying for direct admission into select programs are not eligible for TO. Test scores are also required for merit scholarships.2440462.1%1142.5-138022-29
Allegheny CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyAllegheny College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. However, international students are not eligible for test optional admission.520862.2%1170-136024-30
University of DelawareYes2021University of Delaware has adopted a one-year test optional policy for all students applying to the Spring and Fall 2021 terms.2769162.4%1170-135025-30
Luther CollegeYes2021Luther College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for Fall 2021 applicants.442262.6%1050-131023-29
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​NewarkYes2021Rutgers has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 1325962.7%1020-119019-24
Earlham CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyEarlham offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. However, international students and homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.207063.4%1100-137023-30
Augustana CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyAugustana College has a test optional policy, which allows students with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. Test optional applicants must complete an interview. However, homeschooled applicants and international applicants are not eligible for test optional admission.621163.6%1070-128022-29
Wofford CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyWofford College has a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. However, international students are not eligible for test optional admission.352263.6%1180-135027-30
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyYes2021The New Jersey Institute of Technology has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants applying in the 2020-21 admissions cycle.812363.7%1190-138025-30
Wabash CollegeYes2021Wabash has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 130764.2%1120-132023-29
DePauw UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyDePauw University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and students who wish to apply for an Honor Scholar or Fellows program are not eligible for test optional admission.493564.4%1130-136023-30
Drury UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyDrury University offers a test optional policy, which allows domestic students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. 166464.4%1045-122522-28
St. John Fisher CollegeYes2021, 2022St. John Fisher College has adopted a two-year test optional policy beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. They will reevaluate their policy after two years.472064.5%1070-126021-26
University of San FranciscoYesAll / Permanent PolicyUniversity of San Francisco offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1841164.6%1130-133023-29
Bard CollegeYes All / Permanent PolicyBard College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. 514164.6%1248-142027-31
Agnes Scott CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyAgnes Scott College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.175164.8%1130-134024-30
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityYes2021Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.3193664.8%1180-139025-31
University of HoustonYes2020University of Houston has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for all first-year applicants entering in the Summer and Fall of 2020. Applicants electing TO must submit 2 letters of support, a personal statement, and a resumé.2539365.0%1140-131022-27
SUNY—​GeneseoYes2021SUNY-Geneseo has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1043365.5%1120-131023-28
Embry-​Riddle Aeronautical UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a test optional policy, which allows most students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Homeschooled students must provide SAT or ACT scores and show academic strength through SAT Subject Tests and/or AP Exams.601765.5%1110-132022-29
University of the PacificYesAll / Permanent PolicyUniversity of the Pacific offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1309665.6%1130-136023-31
Rochester Institute of TechnologyYesAll / Permanent PolicyRochester Institute of Technology offers a test optional policy, which allows students applying to most programs to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Students applying to imaging science, motion picture science, and photographic sciences within the College of Art & Design must still provide test scores1894866.0%1200-140027-32
Berry CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyBerry College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to apply without standardized test scores.397066.1%1110-131023-29
Sewanee—​University of the SouthYesAll / Permanent PolicySewanee--The University of the South offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.354566.7%1150-134025-30
Hanover CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyHanover College offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.779566.9%1078-130022-28
Loyola University ChicagoYesAll / Permanent PolicyLoyola University Chicago offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without standardized test scores. However, students applying for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing and Engineering Science programs will still be required to submit a self-reported test score as part of the requirement for review.2558367.2%1140-132025-30
University of VermontYes2021University of Vermont has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1923367.3%1180-136026-31
San Francisco State UniversityYes2021San Fransciso State has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 3462967.3%940-115017-23
Drake UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyDrake University offers a test optional policy, which it refers to as a "test-flexible" plan, which allows students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher to opt for an interview in lieu of submitting test scores. However, homeschooled students, as well as applicants to certain programs, are not eligible for test optional admission.694467.6%1100-137024-31
Stonehill CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyStonehill College offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.696167.7%1120-129024-28.5
Taylor UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyTaylor University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Students who choose not to submit scores may be asked to provide more information or complete proficiency exams.234168.1%1080-131022-28
DePaul UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyDePaul University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Subject Tests are not required. However, homeschooled students and international students are not eligible for test optional admission.2689568.2%1070-1290--
Knox CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyKnox College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.339768.3%1090-135024-31
Hofstra UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyHofstra Univeristy offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and international students are not eligible for test optional admission.2442568.5%1160-134025-30
Ithaca CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyIthaca College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.1527868.5%1160-133825-30
California State University--San BernardinoYes2021California State University--Santa Barbara has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 1630768.6%910-109015-19
University of South CarolinaYes2021The University of South Carolina has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying for 2021 admission.3126868.6%1180-137025-31
Albion CollegeYes2021Albion College has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.404368.8%990-120021-27
Presbyterian College (SC)YesAll / Permanent PolicyPresbyterian College offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.246268.8%1010-121019-25
Texas Tech UniversityYes2021Texas Tech University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for both domestic and international first-year applicants ientering in the Fall of 2021. It is highly encouraged to submit an SAT/ACT score if an applicant is able to do so in order to qualify for scholarships. It does not require the SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test.2538468.9%1070-126022-27
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyOhio Wesleyan University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.470569.0%1060-129522-28
Ripon CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyRipon College offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.261969.0%1000-121020-27
Drew UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyDrew University offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.378869.2%1110-131025-30
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyGustavus Adolphus College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores.495769.2%--25-30
Central MichiganYes2020, 2021Central Michigan University has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students entering in 2021. However, homeschooled students or students whose high schools do not provide grades are not eligible for TO admission.1641169.5%990-120020-26
Bradley UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyBradley University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. 1070870.2%1070-127022-28
Biola UniversityYes2020Biola University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, entering in the Fall of 2020.414970.5%1080-131021-28
Ursinus CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyUrsinus College has a test-optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without submitting SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled applicants and applicants with narrative-style transcripts are not eligible for test optional admission.336170.9%1140-132023-28
Montclair StateYesAll / Permanent PolicyMontclair State offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1432470.9%990-1170--
Clarkson UniversityYes2021Clarkson University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.688571.1%1160-135024-30
Michigan State UniversityYes2021Michigan State has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.4432271.1%1100-132023-29
Hollins UniversityYes2021Hollins University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 324471.2%1070-130022-30
Creighton UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyCreighton offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants to the nursing program and homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.1011271.4%1150-135024-30
California Lutheran UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyCalifornia Lutheran University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission, and test scores are required to qualify for some merit scholarships.575271.5%1070-125021-26
University of Mary WashingtonYesAll / Permanent PolicyThe University of Mary Washington offers a test optional policy, which allows students to petition to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, students applying for the Pre-Nursing Program or merit based scholarships and homeschooled students are not eligible for test choice.590971.8%1050-126922-29
University of California—MercedYes2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The UC system has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, beginning in the 2020-21 admission cycle. After those two years, the UCs will be Test Blind (meaning they will not consider test scores) for two more years. At the end of the four year period, they will consider whether to reinstate the testing requirement.2536872.0%980-118017-22
Mercer UniversityYes2020, 2021, 2022, 2023Mercer University has adopted a three-year test optional policy. After Fall 2023, they will reevaluate. 545472.0%1180-134025-30
University of DaytonYes2021The University of Dayton has adopted a test-flexible policy for high school juniors applying for its fall 2021 entering class. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1746272.0%1120-132023-29
Lewis & Clark CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyLewis and Clark offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Prior to the 2020-21 admission cycle, students who chose not to submit standardized test scores had to submit an academic portfolio in lieu of scores. However, students will no longer be required to submit a portfolio.586372.2%1220-140027-31
Hendrix CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyHendrix College has a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and international students who are native speakers of English are not eligible for test optional admission.154572.2%1153-139026-32
University of Rhode IslandYes2021University of Rhode Island has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants to the Spring and Fall 2021 semesters.2125972.3%1012-134520-29
California State University--ChicoYes2021California State University--Chico has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 2590872.3%990-118018-24
Stetson UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyStetson University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1300572.4%1110-130022-29
Quinnipiac UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyQuinnipiac University offers a test optional policy, which allows most students applying to the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communications and School of Engineering to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. Homeschooled students and students playing a Division I sport must provide test scores.2275372.5%1090-126023-28
University of Illinois—​ChicagoYes2021The University of Illinois-Chicago has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2269672.7%1030-126021-28
University of AkronYes2020The University of Akron has adopted a test optional policy for first year applicants, both domestic and international, entering in the Summer and Fall of 2020.1455373.0%990-123019-25
St. John's University (NY)YesAll / Permanent PolicySt. John's University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students, some international students, students applying for several specific majors, and prospective student athletes are not eligible for test optional admission. 2727673.1%1070-127023-29
University of CincinnatiYes2021, 2022The University of Cincinnati has adopted a two-year test optional policy beginning with the 2020-2021 admission cycle. However, standardized test scores are still required for admission into some programs.2329673.1%1160-137024-29
Simmons UniversityYes2021Simmons University State has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.293373.1%1110-129023-29
Wayne State UniversityYes2021WSU has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1571673.1%1010-123021-27
Butler UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyButler University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants who major in Pre-Pharmacy, Health Sciences, and Healthcare and Business programs, students who attend secondary schools that do not provide letter grades, homeschooled students, and transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 20 college credits are not eligible for test optional admission.1489173.2%1150-133024-30
University of North GeorgiaYes2020UNG has adopted a test optional policy for first year applicants, entering in the Summer and Fall of 2020.649873.7%1108-127322-27
Xavier UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyXavier University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without test scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.1510073.8%1070-125022-28
Wheaton College (MA)YesAll / Permanent PolicyWheaton College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, Wheaton encourages students whose first language is not English to submit their SAT or ACT scores along with the required English proficiency testing.346073.9%1150-134027-32
University of Washington--BothellYes2021The University of Washington--Bothell has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for firstyear applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.424274.1%1038-125019-28
Adelphi UniversityYes2021Adelphi University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 1300674.2%1080-127022-27
Baldwin Wallace UniversityYes2020, 2021Baldwin Wallace University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-time, international, and transfer applicants in the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 admission cycles.392674.2%1030-125021-27
Michigan Technological UniversityYes2021Michigan Technological University has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. However, homeschooled students and students applying for merit scholarships must submit test scores.597874.3%1170-137025-30
Drexel UniversityYes2021Drexel University has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.3182474.7%1190-139025-31
University of RedlandsYesAll / Permanent PolicyUniversity of Redlands offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.471375.0%1100-125023-28
Loyola University New OrleansYesAll / Permanent PolicyStarting with the Fall 2021 application cycle, Loyola will not require a standardized test score for its university admission application and will not consider a test score, should a student choose to submit.585775.0%1050-126022-28
California State University--Monterey BayYes2021Cal State Monterey Bay has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 1232775.3%960-117017-23
Washington State UniversityYes2021Washington State University has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2143475.8%1020-123020-26
Whittier CollegeNoAll / Permanent PolicyWhittier College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without test scores. Students with a GPA below 3.0 may be masked to submit standardized test scores.622075.9%1030-121320-25
Kalamazoo CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyKalamazoo College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores.357676.0%1170-137025-31
Towson UniversityYes2021Towson has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants for Fall 2021 admission.1267876.3%1060-122020-25
Centre CollegeYes2021, 2022, 2023Centre College has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for first year students beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a three-year pilot period, Centre will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.221276.4%1130-138026-32
University of Texas, San AntonioYes2020University of Texas, San Antonio has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants entering in the Summer and Fall of 2020 and Spring 2021. However, it still recommends submtting test scores, as this can affect scholarship eligibility and admission into certain colleges or majores that require the SAT/ACT.1712276.6%1030-122019-25
Ball StateYesAll / Permanent PolicyBall State University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and students whose high schools do not provide grades are not eligible for test optional admission.2330576.7%----
James Madison UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyJames Madison University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.2357876.8%1120-129023-28
Indiana University—​BloomingtonYesAll / Permanent PolicyIndiana University--Bloomington offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and students who attend schools with nontraditional grading systems are not eligible for test optional admission.4416976.9%1150-136024-31
High Point UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyHigh Point University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, students seeking some merit scholarship or those who wish to be placed in the Honors Program need to submit test scores.1009876.9%1090-125022-27
John Brown UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyJohn Brown University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.109477.1%1060-136523-30
Willamette UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyWillamette University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without SAT or ACT scores. 397277.9%1140-134031-35
Carroll CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyCarroll College requires either the SAT or ACT, however it will waive this requirement for students with a 3.0+ unweighted GPA. Students who are homeschooled, wish to apply to Direct Entry Nursing, or wish to participate in intercollegiate atheletics are not elligible for test optional admission. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.270978.3%1070-127022-28
College of CharlestonYes2021The College of Charleston has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admissions cycle. However, home-schooled students are required to submit scores.1178378.3%1080-126022-28
University of Colorado—​BoulderYes2021University of Colorado--Boulder has adopted a one-year test optional policy for first-year students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.4074078.4%1140-135025-31
Elon UniversityYes2021, 2022, 2023Elon has adopted a three-year, test optional policy for all first-year and transfer applicants, beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a three-year period, Elon will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.1050078.4%1160-132025-30
Seattle UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicySeattle University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled applicants are not elligible for test optional admission.796878.5%1160-133024-30
University of Texas—​DallasYes2021University of Texas-Dallas has adopted a test optional policy for students applying for the Summer and Fall 2021 terms.1432778.6%1240-146026-33
University of Texas, ArlingtonYes2020University of Texas, Arlington has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants entering in the Summer and Fall of 2020.1233579.5%1060-126020-26
Pacific Lutheran UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyPacific Lutheran University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants from schools with written evaluations rather than grades and homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission. Applicants to the nursing program, students interested in teaching, and international applicants strongly encouraged to submit scores.374079.8%1070-127020-28
Western MichiganYes2021WMU has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 1769879.9%1000-121019-26
Loyola University MarylandYesAll / Permanent PolicyLoyola University Maryland offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.1007780.2%1143-132025-30
Miami University—​OxfordYes2021Miami University-Oxford has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2892080.4%1210-141026-31
Goucher CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyGoucher College offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.315480.4%1040-129022-29
Siena CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicySienna College offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants must meet certain academic requirements to apply test optional. Additionally, applicants to select programs are not eligible for test optional admission.772881.1%1070-128022-28
University of North DakotaYes2020Unviersity of North Dakota has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, entering in the Summer and Fall of 2020.496481.1%1010-125020-26
Texas State UniversityYes2021Texas State University has adopted a one-year "holistic review" policy for applicants whose test dates have been affected by COVID-19 cancellations.2358381.1%1010-118019.3-25.3
Colorado State UniversityYes2021Colorado State University has adopted a one-year test optional policy for first-year students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.2831981.4%1070-129023-29
West Virginia UniversityYes2021WVU has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1863981.6%1050-124021-27
University of OregonYesAll / Permanent PolicyThe University of Oregon offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants from nonaccredited schools and homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission, and must submit two Subject Tests: Math I or II, and a second one.2735881.6%1100-131022-28
University of St. Thomas (MN)YesAll / Permanent PolicyThe University of St. Thomas offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.681981.9%1130-138024-29
St. Mary's College (IN)YesAll / Permanent PolicySaint Mary's College has a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher to qualify for the test optional policy. Homeschooled students and international students are not eligible for test optional admission.186281.9%1050-126022-28
Illinois StateYesAll / Permanent PolicyIllinois State offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without standardized test scores.1615181.9%1020-122020-26
Ohio UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyOhio University has a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. 2417982.1%1050-126021-26
California State University--SacramentoYes2021California State University, Sacramento has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants in the 2020-2021 admission cycle.2757682.3%940-114016-22
St. Michael's CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicySt. Michael's College has a test-optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled applicants are not eligible for test optional admission.404082.6%1140-132025-29
University of Alaska, AnchorageYesAll / Permanent PolicyUniversity of Alaska, Anchorage offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.367383.0%1020-122017-24
Marquette UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyMarquette University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores, to both domestic and international applicants.1507883.0%1120-132024-29
College of St. BenedictYesAll / Permanent PolicyThe College of Saint Benedict offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students, students who attend schools with nontraditional grading systems, and applicants to the Nursing Early Admission Program are not eligible for test optional admission.193183.4%990-121022-27
Oregon State UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyOregon State University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.1578683.6%1080-132021-28
The Catholic University of AmericaYes (TB)All / Permanent PolicyThe Catholic University of America has adopted a test blind policy, which means they will not consider SAT or ACT scores for admission.609683.7%1140-132024-30
University of Puget SoundYesAll / Permanent PolicyPuget Sound offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, students who attend secondary schools that do not provide letter grades and homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission. 518283.8%1150-137025-30
University of New HampshireYesAll / Permanent PolicyThe University of New Hampshire offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, all Division 1 athletic recruits are required to submit standardized test scores.1804084.0%1070-127022-28
St. Mary's College of MarylandYesAll / Permanent PolicySaint Mary's College of Maryland has a test-optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled applicants and applicants with non-traditional academic transcripts are not eligible for test optional admission.162184.3%1060-129021-29
University of ArizonaYesAll / Permanent PolicyUniversity of Arizona offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, applicants to the UA Honors College, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Nursing, the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and College of Engineering and homeschooled students are not eligible for test optional admission.4085484.6%1120-135021-29
Susquehanna UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicySusquehanna University offers a test optional policy, which allows applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.486384.8%1100-129022-28
Wheaton College (IL)Yes2021Wheaton has adopted a one-year test optional policy for students applying in the 2020-21 admissions cycle.188984.8%1220-144026-32
Northern ArizonaYesAll / Permanent PolicyNorthern Arizona University offers a test optional policy, which allows first-year applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, scores required to receive merit-based scholarships.3685585.0%1030-123019-25
Washington and Jefferson CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyWashington and Jefferson College has a test-optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores.272285.2%1090-128022-28
Mills CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyMills College offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and students who graduate from schools without traditional grades are not eligible for test optional admission.100385.5%1008-124021-29
Hope CollegeYes2021Hope College has adopted a one-year test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle. However students who wish to be considered for merit scholarships must submit test scores.374885.7%1130-133023-31
George Mason UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyGeorge Mason University offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, students who major in computer science and engineering majors, home-schooled applicants, and students seeking to become a member of one of George Mason’s NCAA intercollegiate athletics teams are not eligible for test optional admission. The Volgenau School of Engineering entering classes of 2020 and 2021 are exempt from the 550 SAT Math/24 ACT Math requirement.1955486.7%1110-132024-30
Old DominionYesAll / Permanent PolicyODU offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. 1333587.0%990-120018-24
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeYes2021The University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle.828088.5%1000-139820-25
Transylvania UniversityYesAll / Permanent PolicyTransylvania University has a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. However, test optional applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Transylvania campus for an in-depth interview.170288.7%1100-131024-30
Weber StateYesAll / Permanent PolicyWeber State University offers a test optional policy, which allows first-year applicants to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, scores are recommended to help determine scholarship eligibility and Math & English placement.685389.1%--18-24
University of MaineYes2021, 2022University of Maine has adopted a two-year, test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants, beginning with the 2020-21 admission cycle. After a two-year period, UM will re-evaluate whether to continue the test optional policy indefinitely or reinstate a testing requirement for admission.1311890.2%1050-126021-27
Humboldt State University Yes2021Humboldt State has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle. 1633590.9%980-119017-25
Washington CollegeYesAll / Permanent PolicyUrsinus College has a test-optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admissions without submitting SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled applicants and internantional applicants are not eligible for test optional admission.222592.4%1090-130020-29
University of MontanaYes2021University of Montana has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.618292.6%1060-127021-26
University of KentuckyYes2021The University of Kentucky has adopted a one-year, test optional policy for first-year applicants, both domestic and international, in the 2020-21 admission cycle.1932494.5%1080-130023-29
University of ToledoYesAll / Permanent PolicyUniversity of Toledo offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, homeschooled students and students whose high schools do not provide grades are not eligible for test optional admission.1022895.1%1000-124020-26
Portland StateYesAll / Permanent PolicyPortland State offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores. However, students who attended homeschool, or a non-accredited, non-standard high school are required to submit test scores. 782196.1%1010-123018-25
Queens University of CharlotteYesAll / Permanent PolicyQueens University of Charlotte offers a test optional policy, which allows students to be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores, though they encourage applicants to submit scores.231996.2%1040-124021-27
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNoMIT requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. MIT will not consider SAT Subject Test scores. MIT does not offer merit-based aid.217066.7%​​ 1500-157034-36
United States Naval AcademyNoUSNA requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.163328.3%1240-152027-32
United States Military AcademyNo The US Military Academy requires either the SAT with Essay or ACT with Writing. Subject Tests are not required.1167510.3%1160-138025-30
United States Air Force AcademyNo The United States Air Force Academy requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1035411.1%1230-144028-33
United States Coast Guard AcademyNoThe United States Coast Guard Academy requires either the SAT with Essay or ACT with Writing. Subject Tests are not required.227412.8%1245-142026-31
Georgia Institute of TechnologyNoGeorgia Tech requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT essay or AC writing. Subject Tests are not required.3685620.6%1300-151029-34
University of North Carolina—​Chapel HillNoThe University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill requires either the SAT or ACT. It will not consider the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.4246622.6%1300-149027-33
University of Michigan—​Ann ArborNoThe University of Michigan requires either the SAT or ACT, however, they will consider any impacted student who would like to apply, regardless of ability to test. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are optional, although homeschooled students are strongly encouraged to submit them.6497222.9%1340-153031-34
Howard UniversityNoHoward University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2094631.6%1140-128522-27
Florida State UniversityNoFlorida State University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.5893636.0%1200-134026-30
Hampton UniversityNoHampton University requires either the SAT or ACT, however they will waive this requirement for students with a 3.3+ GPA or who rank in the top 10% of their class. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1302836.0%1040-131019-24
Hillsdale CollegeNoHillsdale College requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.220836.0%1275-146529-32
CUNY--HunterNoCUNY, Hunter requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.3103036.4%1090-1260--
University of Central FloridaNoUniversity of Central Florida requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.3524038.2%1160-134025-29
University of FloridaNoThe University of Florida requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.3890538.8%1280-144027-32
CUNY--Baruch CollegeNoCUNY, Baruch requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2030343.4%1130-1330--
Spelman CollegeNoSpelman requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Homeschooled students are also required to take the SAT Subject Tests.910643.4%1080-123022-26
University of Maryland—​College ParkNoUniversity of Maryland--College Park requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.3298744.1%1280-148029-33
North Carolina State University—​RaleighNoNorth Carolina State University-Raleigh requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.3099544.9%1250-139027-31
University of South FloridaNoUniversity of South Florida requries either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not considered.3698647.7%1170-133025-29
University of GeorgiaNoUniversity of Georgia requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2602748.6%1240-141027-32
Clemson UniversityNoClemson College requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required. International applicants must also fulfill the English proficiency requirement.2907051.3%1230-140027-32
University of Wisconsin—​MadisonNoThe University of Wisiconsin--Madison requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.4392153.0%1330-145027-32
Colorado School of MinesNoColorado School of Mines requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1175653.1%1260-146027-33
University of PittsburghNoUniversity of Pittsburgh requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.3209156.7%1260-144028-33
Gallaudet UniversityNoGallaudet University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.49657.1%793-107815-20
Florida InternationalNoFlorida International University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. It does not consider SAT Subject Test scores.1849257.5%1240-130023-28
Morehouse CollegeNoMorehouse College requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.355457.9%1010-121020-25
University of AlabamaNoUniversity of Alabama requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.3730259.1%1060-128023-31
Millsaps CollegeNoMillsaps College requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.416159.3%1080-126022-28
Lipscomb UniversityNoLipscomb University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.363859.5%1060-132022-29
Virginia Military InstituteNoThe Virginia Military Institute requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.151559.5%1090-127021-28
Purdue University—​West LafayetteNoPurdue University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.5491259.8%1190-144025-32
Illinois Institute of TechnologyNoIllinois Institute of Technology requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.504960.2%1190-140026-32
Yeshiva UniversityNoYeshiva requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.150860.3%1140-140022-30
Milwaukee School of EngineeringNoThe Milwaukee School of Engineering requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.355261.7%--25-30
Westmont CollegeNoWestmont College requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.293762.4%1110-137023-30
University of Massachusetts—​AmherstNoUMass Amherst requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.4215763.8%1190-139026-32
Goshen CollegeNoGoshen College requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.127864.7%1010-121021-29
UNC, CharlotteNoUNC Charlotte requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2186765.0%1120-129022-26
Truman State UniversityNoTruman State University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.456865.3%1080-135824-30
University of North Carolina—​WilmingtonNoThe University of North Carolina-Wilmington requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1328765.5%1170-132022-27
Florida Institute of TechnologyNoFlorida Institute of Technology requires either the SAT or ACT. It generally does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test, but it may be required for some applicants. Subject Tests are not required, however, the Math II, Chemistry, Physics and Literature Subject Tests are recommended for homeschooled applicants.974365.7%1150-136024-30
Mississippi State UniversityNoMississippi State University requries either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1826966.3%1070-128022-30
Coe CollegeNoCoe College requires either the SAT or ACT, however, it will waive this requirement if you have a 3.0+ GPA. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.779566.9%1078-130022-28
Randolph-​Macon CollegeNoRandolph-Macon College requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.290767.1%1020-124020-27
Brigham Young University—​ProvoNoBrigham Young requires either the SAT or ACT; however, for the 2020-21 admission cycle, applicants will be able to submit applications without SAT or ACT scores but must submit them by January 8, 2021. BYU does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1050067.5%1210-142026-31
Elmhurst CollegeNoElmhurst University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.417567.8%990-121020-26
Oklahoma State UniversityNoOklahoma State University requires either the SAT or ACT. However, students who rank in the top 1/3 of their class AND have a 3.0+ GPA qualify for assured admission without test scores. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1527770.0%1040-126521-28
Seton Hall UniversityNoSeton Hall University requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1926070.4%1150-131024-28
Christopher Newport UniversityNoChristopher Newport University requires either the SAT or ACT, however they will waive this requirement for students with a 3.5+ GPA or who rank in the top 10% of their class. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.720471.9%1110-128022-27
Duquesne UniversityNoDuquesne University requires either the SAT or ACT, however, it will waive this requirement for students with a 3.0+ GPA. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.741172.5%1130-130023-28
Point Loma Nazarene UniversityNoPoint Loma Nazarene University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.327773.7%1140-131024-29
University of North TexasNoUniversity of North Texas requires either the SAT or ACT. However, students are still encouraged to apply even if they don't have test scores. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2154073.7%1060-125020-26
Eastern MichiganNoEastern Michigan University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1432374.1%970-119019-25
Louisiana State University—​Baton RougeNoLouisiana State University requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2450174.6%1080-131023-29
The CitadelNoThe Citadel requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.274274.7%1050-123020-25
New College of FloridaNoThe New College of Florida requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.134076.8%1220-142026-31
Appalachian State UniversityNoAppalachian State University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1666476.8%1100-127022-28
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityNoVirginia Commonwealth University requires either the SAT or ACT. However, they will waive the requirement for students with a 3.3+ GPA. Applicants who wish to qualify for merit scholarships, homeschooled applicants, applicants to the VCU Honors College, College of Engineering, or School of Education, and non-native English speakers are not eligible for TO. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required. 1862277.1%1070-126021-28
University of Arkansas—​FayettevilleNoThe University of Arkansas requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1791377.1%1120-130023-30
Thomas Aquinas CollegeNoThomas Aquinas College requires requires that applicants take the SAT, the ACT, or the Classic Learning Test. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required. Thomas Aquinas College does not offer merit-based aid.21177.7%1220-140025-30
University of IdahoNoUniversity of Idaho requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.807177.8%1010-124020-27
University of MissouriNoThe University of Missouri requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1894877.8%1090-129023-29
University of Nebraska—​LincolnNoThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln requires either the SAT or the ACT. However, it will waive this requriement for students with a 3.0+ GPA. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1682978.2%1120-136022-28
East CarolinaNoECU requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1923478.7%1030-119019-24
University of TennesseeNoThe University of Tennessee requires either the SAT or the ACT. It will not consider the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2176478.8%1150-133024-30
University of Texas, Rio Grande ValleyNoUniversity of Texas, Rio Grande Valley requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1068079.8%950-113017-22
University of OklahomaNoUniversity of Oklahoma requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1567380.4%1130-131023-29
Auburn UniversityNoAuburn University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2020580.7%1150-132025-31
UNLVNoUNLV requires either the SAT or ACT, however, they will waive the requirement for students with a 3.0+ GPA. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1272080.7%1030-125019-25
Boise StateNoBoise state requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1078880.8%960-118021-26
St. Mary's College of CaliforniaNoSt. Mary's requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.606981.0%1070-124022-28
University of MemphisNoUM requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1538181.4%1010-123019-26
UNC, GreensboroNoUNC Greensboro requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.997282.4%1000-116019-24
University of IowaNoUniversity of Iowa requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2592882.6%1130-134022-29
Missouri University of Science & TechnologyNoMissouri University of Science & Technology requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.433384.2%1180-138025-31
Arizona State University—​TempeNoArizona State requires either the SAT or ACT, unless students are in the top 25% of their high school graduating class or have GPA of 3.00 or higher in competency courses. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.2686984.8%1130-136022-29
Kent StateNoKent State requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1630885.5%1040-123020-26
Valparaiso UniversityNoValparaiso University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.549185.8%1070-129022-29
University of South DakotaNoUnviersity of South Dakota requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.443486.4%990-118019-25
Missouri StateNoMissouri State University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.758187.9%1040-124021-27
University of MississippiNoUniversity of Mississippi requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1537188.1%1050-127021-29
Utah StateNoUtah State University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1527691.0%1050-131021-28
Iowa State UniversityNoIowa State University requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1824692.1%1100-134022-28
Samford UniversityNoSamford University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.391292.9%1070-125023-29
University of KansasNoThe University of Kansas requires either the SAT or the ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.1509393.1%--23-29
Kansas State UniversityNoKansas State requires either the SAT or ACT. However, they will waive the requirement for students with a 3.25+ GPA. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.814095.7%--22-28
University of WyomingNoUniversity of Wyoming requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.534896.0%1060-128022-28
Western KentuckyNoWestern Kentucky University requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. Subject Tests are not required.824597.3%990-122019-27
University of Texas, El PasoNoUTEP requires either the SAT or ACT. It does not require the optional SAT Essay or ACT Writing Test. It does not superscore.715799.9%820-105017-23
Art Sawyer

About Art Sawyer

Art graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where he was the top-ranked liberal arts student in his class. Art pioneered the one-on-one approach to test prep in California in 1989 and co-founded Compass Education Group in 2004 in order to bring the best ideas and tutors into students' homes and computers. Although he has attained perfect scores on all flavors of the SAT and ACT, he is routinely beaten in backgammon.

119 Comments

  • Avatar Sarah says:

    Mr. Sawyer,

    My son is Class of 2021. He has an ACT composite score of 35 and two previously taken SAT subject tests – Biology M 730 his freshman year and World History 800 his sophomore year. I anticipate that most likely his subject tests may be cancelled in June. Would those two subject tests suffice for highly selective colleges as he is taking 5 AP tests this year and the subject tests will be somewhat repetitive from his AP exams (Latin & Chem were the subject tests he was going to take). He is looking at Global Studies or International Relations for majors – so no STEM.

    Thanks for your insight,
    Sarah

    • Avatar Art Sawyer says:

      Sarah,
      School closures and test cancellations have accelerated the process that was already taking place — removal of Subject Test requirements. There are no U.S. colleges requiring Subject Tests this year, and even recommendations have been watered down. So your son’s current tests will suffice. June is almost certain to be cancelled. If your son is still interested in trying improve his testing portfolio (Latin is a notoriously difficult test), hopefully a later date will be available. Given his existing scores, I don’t think it should be a priority.

  • Avatar Bonnie says:

    The above says this was updated today, 3/25. These score ranges were presumably pulled from IPEDS, which only has class of 2022 data right now, i.e., it’s a bit old. In addition, it looks like many of the composite ranges were created by adding the section scores. Note that the 2019-2020 CDS, with class of 2023 admission data, includes a new field, an actual, accurate composite range, often narrower on one or both ends of the range than the computed composites above. While only maybe half of colleges have posted their new CDS, I am hoping that this useful the table will be updated again soon, after IPEDS rolls over to class of 2023 data in June.

    • Margaux Erilane Margaux Erilane says:

      Hi Bonnie,

      We updated the table today with new test optional policies (many schools have announced them this week, some in response to COVID-19). We plan to update the score ranges later this spring when all of the data is available.

      Best,
      Margaux

  • Avatar Mustafa says:

    Thank you for this resource.

  • Avatar bob says:

    Thank you for this resource. I presume that the score ranges listed are based on enrolled students’ SAT superscores (versus specific test date scores), for those colleges that allow superscores. Can you please confirm this? Thanks.

    • Avatar Art Sawyer says:

      Bob,
      The numbers are as reported by colleges in the Common Data Set. The CDS is mum on the subject of superscoring, so it is left up to the colleges. I can’t imagine why a superscoring college would want to report lower scores, but I suppose it is possible. Yes, the Common Data Set is for enrolled students.

  • Avatar Debbie says:

    Hi Mr. Sawyer, My daughter is applying to Duke ED this November. She is trying to decide which school within Duke ( Trinity or Pratt) to apply to. She would be thrilled to get into either. She took three subject tests ( Math 2 – 780, US History – 770, Physics – 720) and will send her SAT superscore of 1540 (770 Critical reading and 770 Math.). Based on these scores do you think one gives her a better chance of being admitted verses the other? Her sibling went to Duke’s Pratt School of engineering. Thank You!

    • Avatar Art Sawyer says:

      Debbie,
      I don’t consider myself knowledgable enough to make that distinction. I believe it’s more important that she make a compelling case as to why she should be admitted. Good luck!

  • Avatar Tanya says:

    I think there is a type on Georgia Tech’s Reading/Writing 25th percentile score. It should be 370, bringing the composite score for the 25th percentile to 1090. All of the other numbers match the school’s website.

    🙂 Tanya

  • Avatar Krystyna Stopyra says:

    Hi Mr. Sawyer. I am a masters student at SMU and I am studying the gap in access for LatinX students to higher education. I was wondering if you still had the average scores from 2016, since I am using a data set of SAT scores of students who took the test in 2015. I noticed that this article was updated this year, so I’m hoping you still have 2016 data, or if you could point me in the right direction? Thank you!

    • Avatar Art Sawyer says:

      Krystyna,
      I’m not confident enough that we have the data archived accurately. My recommendation would be to access the IPEDS data maintained by National Center for Education Statistics. It has the advantage of being a complete database. It has the disadvantage of being clunky to use and slow to be updated. The latter doesn’t matter in your case, and IPEDS keeps each class year separate. Good luck with your research!

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