Colleges and Universities That Do Not Use SAT/ACT Scores for Admitting Substantial Numbers of Students Into Bachelor Degree Programs

Current as of Fall 2014

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This list includes institutions that are "test optional," "test flexible" or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. high schools without using the SAT or ACT.

As the notes indicate, some schools exempt students who meet grade-point average or class rank criteria while others require SAT or ACT scores but use them only for placement purposes or to conduct research studies. Please check with the school's admissions office to learn more about specific admissions requirements, particularly for international or non-traditional students.

Sources: Barron's Profiles of American Colleges 2013; College Board 2013 College Handbook; U.S. News & World Report College Guide 2015; admissions office websites; news reports; and email communications

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The List is organized alphabetically by school - if you click the word state at the top it will re-sort itself by state.

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Also Available as PDF:

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ACT-SAT-Annual-Test-Takers-Chart.pdf14.44 KB
OptionalPDFHardCopy.pdf225.49 KB
Optional-Schools-in-U.S.News-Top-Tiers.pdf198.61 KB
Optional-Growth-Chronology.pdf94.46 KB