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Standardized Testing: ACT and SAT Testing Policies – 2021-22

As you start your college search it is important to get a handle on the standardized testing policies at each of your prospective schools. Questions to ask include: Do they superscore the SAT and/or ACT? Do they allow Score Choice? Do they require or recommend that students take the writing portion of the SAT/ACT? College Transitions has you covered with a comprehensive look at the testing policies at 400+ of the top colleges and universities in the U.S, all in one easy-to-search database.

*Data collected from college websites and via phone calls/email correspondence with admissions staff.

Table updated on August 23, 2021

InstitutionACT SuperscoreSAT SuperscoreAllows Score ChoiceTest-OptionalAllow Self-Report Scores
Adelphi UniversityYesYesYesYes
Agnes Scott CollegeNoYesYesYesYes
Allegheny CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
American UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
Amherst CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Appalachian State UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Arizona State UniversityNoNoYesYes
Auburn UniversityYesYesYesYes
Augustana College (IL)NoNoYesYesYes
Austin CollegeYesYesYesYes
Babson CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Bard CollegeYesYesYesYes
Barnard CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Bates CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Baylor UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Belmont UniversityYesYesYesYes
Beloit CollegeYesYesYesYes
Bennington CollegeYesYesYesYes
Bentley UniversityYesYesYesYes
Berea CollegeYesYesYesYes
Binghamton UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaYesYesYes
Boston CollegeYesYesYesYes
Boston UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Bowdoin CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Bowling Green State UniversityYesYesYes
Bradley UniversityNoNoYesYes
Brandeis UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Brigham Young University-ProvoNoNoYesYes
Brown UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
Bryant UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Bryn Mawr CollegeYesYesYesYes
Bucknell UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Butler UniversityYesYesYesYes
Cal Poly, PomonaYesYesTest-BlindYes
Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoYesYesYesTest-Blind
California Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesTest-BlindYes
California State University, FresnoTest-Blind
California State University, FullertonTest-Blind
California State University, Long BeachTest-Blind
Carleton CollegeNoYesYesYesYes
Carnegie Mellon UniversityNoYesYesYes
Case Western Reserve UniversityYesYesYesYes
Catholic University of AmericaYesYesYesTest Blind
Central Michigan UniversityNoNoYesYes
Centre CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Chapman UniversityYesYesYesYes
Christopher Newport UniversityYesYesYesYes
Citadel Military College of South CarolinaYesYesYesYes
Claremont McKenna CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Clark UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Clarkson UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
Clemson UniversityYesYesYesYes
Coastal Carolina UniversityYesYesYes (Min GPA)
Colby CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Colgate UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
College of CharlestonYesYesYesYesYes
College of Saint BenedictYesYesYesYes
College of the Holy CrossYesYesYesYesYes
College of William and MaryYesYesYesYesYes
Colorado CollegeNoYesYesYesYes
Colorado School of MinesYesYesYesYesYes
Colorado State UniversityYesYesYesYes
Columbia UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Connecticut CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtYesYesYesYes
Cornell CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Cornell UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Creighton UniversityYesYesYesYes
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeYesYesYesTest Blind
CUNY Hunter CollegeYesYesYesTest Blind
Dartmouth CollegeNoYesYesYes
Davidson CollegeYesYesYesYes Yes
Denison UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
DePaul UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
DePauw UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Dickinson CollegeYesYesYesTest FreeYes
Drake UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Drew UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
Drexel UniversityYesYesYesYes
Duke UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Duquesne UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Earlham CollegeYesYesYesYes
East Carolina UniversityYesYesYesTest Blind
Eckerd CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Elon UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityYesYesYesYes
Emerson CollegeNoNoYes
Emory UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Fairfield UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Florida Atlantic UniversityNoNoNoYes
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityYesYesYesNo
Florida Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesNoYes
Florida International UniversityYesYesYesNo
Florida Southern CollegeYesYesYesNo
Florida State UniversityYesYesYesNoYes
Fordham UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Franklin and Marshall CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringYesYesYes
Furman UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
George Mason UniversityYesYesYesYes (Min. GPA)Yes
George Washington UniversityNoYesYesYes
Georgetown UniversityNoYesNoNo
Georgia CollegeYesYesYesNo
Georgia Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesNoYes
Georgia Southern UniversityYesYesNo
Georgia State UniversityNoYesYesYes
Gettysburg CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Gonzaga UniversityYesYesYesYes
Goucher CollegeYesYesYesYes
Grinnell CollegeYesYesYesYes
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Hamilton CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Harvard UniversityNoNoYesYes
Harvey Mudd CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Haverford CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Hendrix CollegeYesYesYesYes
High Point UniversityYesYesYesYes
Hobart William Smith CollegesNoYesYesYes
Hofstra UniversityYesYesYesYes
Hope CollegeYesYesYesYes
Howard UniversityNoYesYesYesNo
Illinois Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYes
Illinois State UniversityNoNoYesYes
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityYesYesYesYes
Indiana University BloomingtonYesYesYesYesYes
Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisYesYesYesYes
Iowa State UniversityNoNoYesYes
Ithaca CollegeYesYesYesYes
James Madison UniversityNoYesYesYes
John Carroll UniversityYesYesYesYes
Johns Hopkins UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Juniata CollegeYesYesYesYes
Kalamazoo CollegeYesYesYesYes
Kansas State UniversityYesYesYesYes
Kenyon CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Kettering UniversityYesYesYesYes
Knox CollegeYesYesYesYes
Lafayette CollegeYesYesYesYes
Lake Forest CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Lawrence UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Lehigh UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Lewis & Clark CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Louisiana State UniversityNoNoNoYes
Loyola Marymount UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
Loyola University ChicagoYesYesYesYesYes
Loyola University MarylandYesYesYesYesYes
Macalester CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Manhattan CollegeYes
Marist CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Marquette UniversityYesYesYesYes
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYesYes
Massachusetts Maritime AcademyYesYesYes
McDaniel CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Mercer UniversityYesYesYes
Mercyhurst UniversityYesYesYesYes
Merrimack CollegeNoNoYesYes
Miami UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Michigan State UniversityNoNoYesYes
Michigan Technological UniversityNoNoYes
Middlebury CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaYesYesYes
Milwaukee School of EngineeringNoNoYesYes
Mississippi State UniversityYesYesYesYes
Missouri University of Science and TechnologyYes
Monmouth UniversityNoYesYes
Morehouse CollegeYesYesYesNo
Mount Holyoke CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Muhlenberg CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
New College of FloridaYesYesYesNoYes
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYes
New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyNoNoYesYes
New York UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
North Carolina State UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Northeastern UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Northern Arizona UniversityNoNoYesYes
Northwestern UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Oberlin CollegeNoNoYesYesYes
Occidental CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Ohio State UniversityNoNoYes
Ohio UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityYesYesYesYes
Oklahoma State UniversityYesNoYes
Old Dominion UniversityYesYesYesYes
Oregon State UniversityNoNoYesYes
Pennsylvania State University - University ParkNoNoYesYes
Pepperdine UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Pitzer CollegeYesYesYesTest Free
Pomona CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Princeton UniversityNoYesYesYes
Providence CollegeNoYesYesYesYes
Purdue UniversityYesYesYesNoYes
Quinnipiac UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
Ramapo College of New JerseyYesYesYesYes
Reed CollegeYesYesYesTest Blind
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNoYesYesYesYes
Rhode Island School of DesignYesYesYes
Rhodes CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Rice UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Rochester Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYesYes
Roger Williams UniversityYesYesYesYes
Rollins CollegeNoYesYesYesYes
Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYes
Rowan UniversityYesYesYes
Rutgers University-CamdenYesYesYes
Rutgers University-New BrunswickYesYesYesYes
Rutgers University-NewarkYesYesYes
Sacred Heart UniversityYesYesYesYes
Saint Anselm CollegeYesYesYesYes
Saint Johns University (MN)YesYesYesYesYes
Saint Joseph's UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
Saint Louis UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame)YesYesYesYesYes
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaYesYesYesYes
Saint Michael's CollegeNoNoYes
Salisbury UniversityYesYesNo
Salve Regina UniversityYesYesYes
Samford UniversityYesYesYesYes
San Diego State UniversityYesYesYesTest BlindYes
San Francisco State UniversityYesYesYesTest Blind
San Jose State UniversityTest Blind
Santa Clara UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Sarah Lawrence CollegeNoNoYesYes
Scripps CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Seattle UniversityYesYesYesYes
Seton Hall UniversityYesYesYesYes
Sewanee: The University of the SouthYesYesYesYesYes
Siena CollegeNoYesYesYesYes
Simmons UniversityYesYesYes
Skidmore CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Smith CollegeNoYesYesYes
Soka University of AmericaYes
Southern Methodist UniversityYesYesYesYes
Southwestern UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Spelman CollegeYesYesYesNo
St John's University-New YorkYesYesYesYes
St Lawrence UniversityYesYesYesYes
St Olaf CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
St. John's College (MD)YesYesYesYes
St. John's College (NM)NoNoYesYesYes
St. Mary's College of MarylandYesYesYesYesYes
Stanford UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
State University of New York at New PaltzYesYesYes
Stetson UniversityYes
Stevens Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYesYes
Stonehill CollegeYesYesYesYes
Stony Brook UniversityNoYesYesYes
Suffolk UniversityYesYes
SUNY at AlbanyYesYesYesYes
SUNY at Purchase CollegeNoYesYesYes
SUNY College at GeneseoYesYesYesYes
SUNY College at OswegoYesYesYesYesYes
SUNY College at PotsdamNoNoYes
SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryYesYesYesYes
SUNY CortlandYesYesYesYes
SUNY OneontaYesYesYesYesYes
Susquehanna UniversityYesYesYesYes
Swarthmore CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Syracuse UniversityYesYesYesYes
Temple UniversityYesYesYesYes
Texas A & M University-College StationNoNoYesYes
Texas Christian UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
The College of New JerseyNoYesYesYes
The College of WoosterYesYesYesYesYes
The University of MontanaYesYesYesYesYes
The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleYesYesYesYesYes
The University of Texas at AustinNoNoYesYes
The University of Texas at DallasNoYesYesYes
Towson UniversityYesYesYesYes
Transylvania UniversityYesYesYes
Trinity CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Trinity UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Truman State UniversityYesYesYesYes
Tufts UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Tulane UniversityNoNoYesYesYes
Union CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
United States Air Force AcademyYesYesYesNo
United States Coast Guard AcademyYesYesYesNoYes
United States Merchant Marine AcademyYesYesYesNo
United States Military AcademyYesYesYesNo
United States Naval AcademyYesYesYesNoYes
University at BuffaloYesYesYesYes
University of AlabamaYesYesYesNo
University of Alabama at BirminghamNoNoYes
University of ArizonaNoNoYesYes
University of ArkansasYesYesYesYes
University of California, BerkeleyNoNoYesTest Blind
University of California, DavisNoNoYesTest Blind
University of California, IrvineNoNoYesTest Blind
University of California, Los AngelesNoNoYesTest Blind
University of California, MercedTest Blind
University of California, RiversideNoNoYesTest Blind
University of California, San DiegoNoNoYesTest Blind
University of California, Santa BarbaraNoNoYesTest Blind
University of California, Santa CruzNoNoYesTest Blind
University of Central FloridaYesYesYesNo
University of ChicagoYesYesYesYesYes
University of CincinnatiNoNoYesYes
University of Colorado BoulderYesYesYesYesYes
University of ConnecticutYesYesYesYes
University of DallasYesYesYesYesYes
University of DaytonYesYesYesYesYes
University of DelawareNoYesYesYesYes
University of DenverYesYesYesYes
University of FloridaYesYesYesNo
University of GeorgiaYesYesYesNo
University of HoustonNoNoYesYes
University of Illinois at ChicagoNoNoYesYes
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNoNoYesYesYes
University of IowaNoNoYesYesYes
University of KansasYesYesYesYesYes
University of KentuckyNoNoYesYes
University of LouisvilleNoNoYesYes
University of MaineYesYesYesYes
University of Mary WashingtonNoYesYesYesYes
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyNoYesYesYes
University of Maryland, College ParkYesYesYesYes
University of Massachusetts AmherstYesYesYesYes
University of Massachusetts BostonYesYesYesYes
University of Massachusetts LowellYesYesYesYes
University of MemphisNoNoNo
University of MiamiYesYesYesYesYes
University of MichiganNoNoYesYesYes
University of Michigan-DearbornNoNoYesYes
University of Minnesota-DuluthYesYesYes
University of Minnesota-MorrisNoNoYesYesYes
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesNoNoYesYesYes
University of MississippiYesYesYesYes
University of Missouri-ColumbiaYesYesYesYes
University of Nebraska-LincolnNoNoYesYesYes
University of Nevada-Las VegasNoNoYesYes
University of Nevada-RenoNoNoYes
University of New HampshireNoYesYesYesYes
University of New MexicoYesYesYes
University of North Carolina at AshevilleYesYesYesYesYes
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillYesYesYesYesYes
University of North Carolina at CharlotteYesYesYesYesYes
University of North Carolina WilmingtonYesYesYesYes
University of North DakotaYesYesYesYes
University of North FloridaYesYesNoYes
University of North TexasYesYesYesYes
University of Notre DameYesYesYesYesYes
University of OklahomaYesYesYesYesYes
University of OregonYesYesYesYes
University of PennsylvaniaYesYesYesYesYes
University of PittsburghYesYesYesYes
University of PortlandYesYesYesYesYes
University of Puget SoundNoYesYesYesYes
University of RedlandsYesYesYesYesYes
University of Rhode IslandYesYesYesYes
University of RichmondYesYesYesYesYes
University of RochesterYesYesYesTest FlexibleYes
University of San DiegoNoYesYesTest Free
University of San FranciscoYesYesYesYesYes
University of ScrantonYesYesYesYes
University of South CarolinaNoYesYesYesYes
University of South DakotaYes
University of South FloridaYesYesYesNo
University of Southern CaliforniaNoYesYesYes
University of St Thomas (MN)YesYesYesYesYes
University of TampaYesYesYes
University of the PacificYesYesYesYes
University of TulsaYesYesYesYesYes
University of UtahNoNoYesYes
University of VermontYesYesYesYes
University of Virginia-Main CampusYesYesYesYesYes
University of WashingtonYesYesYesYesYes
University of Wisconsin-La CrosseYesNoYesYes
University of Wisconsin-MadisonNoNoYesYesYes
University of WyomingNoNoYesYes
Ursinus CollegeYesYesYesYes
Valparaiso UniversityYesYesYesYes
Vanderbilt UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Vassar CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Villanova UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityNoYesYes
Virginia Military InstituteYesYesYes
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Wabash CollegeYesYesYesYes
Wake Forest UniversityNoYesYesYes
Washington & Jefferson CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Washington and Lee UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Washington CollegeYesNoYesYes
Washington State UniversityYesYesYesTest Blind
Washington University in St. LouisYesYesYesYesYes
Wellesley CollegeYes*YesYesYesYes
Wesleyan UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaYesYesYesYes
West Virginia UniversityYesYesYes
Western Carolina UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Western Washington UniversityYesYesYes
Westmont CollegeNoNoYesYes
Wheaton College ILYesYesYesYes
Wheaton College MAYesYesYesYes
Whitman CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Whittier CollegeNoYesYes
Whitworth UniversityYesYesYesYes
Willamette UniversityYesYesYesYes
Williams CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Wofford CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteNoNoYesTest Blind
Xavier UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
Yale UniversityYes*Yes*YesYesYes
Yeshiva UniversityYesYesYesYes

Yes*=These colleges will consider an applicant's best subsection scores from across different ACTs, but they will not recalculate a new composite score.

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