Colleges Requiring or Recommending SAT Subject Tests

The following table indicates which colleges currently require or at least recommend that applicants submit SAT Subject Test. Note that many of the institutions listed will accept the ACT w/writing in lieu of the SAT AND SAT Subject Tests.

College Policy Number
Brown University Required (or ACT) 2 Subject Tests or ACT w/writing
California Institute of Technology Required 2 Subject Tests: Math Level II and 1 test in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
Carleton College Recommended No recommended number
Carnegie Mellon University Required 2 Subject Tests for certain programs
Cornell University Required Some colleges require 1 or 2 subject tests.
Davidson College Recommended 2 Subject Tests
Emory University Recommended No recommended number
Georgetown University Strongly Recommended 3 Subject Tests
Harvard University Required 2 Subject Tests
Lafayette College Recommended No recommended number
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Required 2 Subject Tests: 1 math and 1 science
Northwestern University Recommended 2 Subject Tests
Princeton University Recommended 2 Subject Tests
Rice University Required (or ACT) 2 Subject Tests or ACT
Stanford University Recommended 2 Subject Tests
Tufts University Required (or ACT) 2 Subject Tests for certain programs
University of Pennsylvania Recommended 2 Subject Tests
Washington and Lee University Recommended 2 Subject Tests
Wellesley College Required (or ACT) 2 Subject Tests or ACT w/writing
Yale University Recommended No recommended number

Colleges Dropping Subject Tests Requirement

Colleges that no longer require students to submit SAT Subject Tests for admission consideration.

College Subject Tests Policy
Amherst College Optional
Barnard College Optional
Columbia University Optional
Dartmouth College 2 Recommended
Duke University Optional
Haverford College Optional
Vassar College Optional

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