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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
188429Adelphi UniversityYesYesYesYes
138600Agnes Scott CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
210669Allegheny CollegeYesYesYesYes
131159American UniversityYesYesYesYes
164465Amherst CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
197869Appalachian State UniversityYesYesYesYes
104151Arizona State UniversityNoNoYesYes
100858Auburn UniversityYesYesYesYes
143084Augustana College (IL)NoNoYesYesYes
222983Austin CollegeYesYesYesYes
164580Babson CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
189088Bard CollegeYesYesYesYes
189097Barnard CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
160977Bates CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
223232Baylor UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
219709Belmont UniversityYesYesYesYes
238333Beloit CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
230816Bennington CollegeYesYesYesYes
164739Bentley UniversityYesYesYesYes
156295Berea CollegeYesYesYesYes
196079Binghamton UniversityYesYesYesYes
211158Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaYes
164924Boston CollegeYesYesYesYes
164988Boston UniversityYesYesYesYes
161004Bowdoin CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
201441Bowling Green State UniversityYesYesYes
143358Bradley UniversityNoNoYesYes
165015Brandeis UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
230038Brigham Young University-ProvoNoNoYesYes
217156Brown UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
217165Bryant UniversityYesYesYesYes
211273Bryn Mawr CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
211291Bucknell UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
150163Butler UniversityYesYesYesYes
110529Cal Poly, PomonaTest-Blind
110422Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoYesYesYesTest-Blind
110404California Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesTest-BlindYes
110556California State University, FresnoTest-Blind
110565California State University, FullertonTest-Blind
110583California State University, Long BeachTest-Blind
173258Carleton CollegeNoYesYesYesYes
211440Carnegie Mellon UniversityNoYesYesYes
201645Case Western Reserve UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
131283Catholic University of AmericaYesYesYesYes
169248Central Michigan UniversityYes
156408Centre CollegeYesYesYesYes
111948Chapman UniversityYesYesYesYes
231712Christopher Newport UniversityNoYesYesYes
217864Citadel Military College of South CarolinaYes
112260Claremont McKenna CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
165334Clark UniversityYesYesYesYes
190044Clarkson UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
217882Clemson UniversityYesYesYesYes
218724Coastal Carolina UniversityYes (Min GPA)
161086Colby CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
190099Colgate UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
217819College of CharlestonYesYesYesYesYes
174747College of Saint BenedictYesYesYesYes
166124College of the Holy CrossYesYesYesYesYes
231624College of William and MaryYesYesYesYesYes
126678Colorado CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
126775Colorado School of MinesYesYesYesYesYes
126818Colorado State UniversityYesYesYesYes
190150Columbia UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
128902Connecticut CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
190372Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtYesYesYesYes
153162Cornell CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
190415Cornell UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
181002Creighton UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
190512CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeYesYesYesYes
190594CUNY Hunter CollegeYesYesYesYes
182670Dartmouth CollegeNoYesYesYes
198385Davidson CollegeYesYesYesYes Yes
202523Denison UniversityYesYesYesYes
144740DePaul UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
150400DePauw UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
212009Dickinson CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
153269Drake UniversityYesYesYesYes
184348Drew UniversityNoYesYesYes
212054Drexel UniversityYesYesYesYes
198419Duke UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
212106Duquesne UniversityYesYesYesYes
150455Earlham CollegeYesYesYesYes
198464East Carolina UniversityYesYesYesYes
133492Eckerd CollegeYesYesYesYes
198516Elon UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
133553Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityYesYesYesYes
165662Emerson CollegeYesYesYesYes
139658Emory UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
129242Fairfield UniversityYesYesYesYes
133669Florida Atlantic UniversityYesYesYesNoYes
433660Florida Gulf Coast UniversityYesYesYesNo
133881Florida Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesNo
133951Florida International UniversityYesYesYesNo
134079Florida Southern CollegeYesYesYesNo
134097Florida State UniversityYesYesYesNoYes
191241Fordham UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
212577Franklin and Marshall CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
441982Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringYesYesYesYes
218070Furman UniversityYesYesYesYes
232186George Mason UniversityNoYesYesYes (Min. GPA)Yes
131469George Washington UniversityYesYesYesYes
131496Georgetown UniversityNoYesNoYes
139861Georgia CollegeYesYesYesNo
139755Georgia Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesNoYes
139931Georgia Southern UniversityYesYesNo
139940Georgia State UniversityNoYesYesYes
212674Gettysburg CollegeYesYesYesYes
235316Gonzaga UniversityYesYesYesYes
162654Goucher CollegeYesYesYesYes
153384Grinnell CollegeYesYesYesYes
173647Gustavus Adolphus CollegeYesYesYesYes
191515Hamilton CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
166027Harvard UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
115409Harvey Mudd CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
212911Haverford CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
107080Hendrix CollegeYesYesYesYes
198695High Point UniversityYesYesYesYes
191630Hobart William Smith CollegesYesYesYesYes
191649Hofstra UniversityYesYesYesYes
170301Hope CollegeYesYesYesYes
131520Howard UniversityNoYesYesYesNo
145725Illinois Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYes
145813Illinois State UniversityYes
145646Illinois Wesleyan UniversityNoNoYesYes
151351Indiana University BloomingtonYesYesYesYesYes
151111Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisYes
153603Iowa State UniversityYesYes
191968Ithaca CollegeYesYesYesYes
232423James Madison UniversityYesYesYesYes
203368John Carroll UniversityYes
162928Johns Hopkins UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
213251Juniata CollegeYesYesYesYes
170532Kalamazoo CollegeYesYesYesYes
155399Kansas State UniversityYesYesYesYes
203535Kenyon CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
169983Kettering UniversityYesYesYesYes
146427Knox CollegeYesYesYesYes
213385Lafayette CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
146481Lake Forest CollegeYesYesYesYes
239017Lawrence UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
213543Lehigh UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
209056Lewis & Clark CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
159391Louisiana State UniversityNoNoYesNo
117946Loyola Marymount UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
146719Loyola University ChicagoYesYesYesYesYes
163046Loyola University MarylandYesYesYesYes
173902Macalester CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
192703Manhattan CollegeYes
192819Marist CollegeYesYesYesYes
239105Marquette UniversityYesYesYesYes
166683Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYes
166692Massachusetts Maritime AcademyYes
164270McDaniel CollegeNoYesYesYes
140447Mercer UniversityYes
213987Mercyhurst UniversityYes
166850Merrimack CollegeYes
204024Miami UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
171100Michigan State UniversityNoNoYesYesYes
171128Michigan Technological UniversityNoNoYes
230959Middlebury CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
214041Millersville University of PennsylvaniaYes
239318Milwaukee School of EngineeringNoNoYesYes
176080Mississippi State UniversityYesYesYesYes
178411Missouri University of Science and TechnologyYes
185572Monmouth UniversityYes
140553Morehouse CollegeYesYesYesNo
166939Mount Holyoke CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
214175Muhlenberg CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
262129New College of FloridaYesYesYesNoYes
185828New Jersey Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYes
187967New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyYes
193900New York UniversityYesYesYesYes
199193North Carolina State UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
167358Northeastern UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
105330Northern Arizona UniversityYes
147767Northwestern UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
204501Oberlin CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
120254Occidental CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
204796Ohio State UniversityNoNoYesYes
204857Ohio UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
204909Ohio Wesleyan UniversityYes
207388Oklahoma State UniversityYesYes
232982Old Dominion UniversityYesYes
209542Oregon State UniversityNoNoYesYes
214777Pennsylvania State University - University ParkNoNoYesYes
121150Pepperdine UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
121257Pitzer CollegeYesYesYesYes
121345Pomona CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
186131Princeton UniversityNoYesYesYes
217402Providence CollegeNoYesYesYesYes
243780Purdue UniversityYesYesYesNoYes
130226Quinnipiac UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
186201Ramapo College of New JerseyNoYesYesYes
209922Reed CollegeYesYesYesTest Blind
194824Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNoYesYesYesYes
217493Rhode Island School of DesignYesYesYes
221351Rhodes CollegeYesYesYesYes
227757Rice UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
195003Rochester Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYesYes
217518Roger Williams UniversityYesYesYesYes
136950Rollins CollegeYesYesYesYes
152318Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyYes
184782Rowan UniversityYesYes
186371Rutgers University-CamdenYes
186380Rutgers University-New BrunswickYesYesYesYes
186399Rutgers University-NewarkYes
130253Sacred Heart UniversityYes
183239Saint Anselm CollegeYesYesYesYes
174792Saint Johns University (MN)YesYesYesYes
215770Saint Joseph's UniversityNoYesYesYesYes
179159Saint Louis UniversityNoNoYesYesYes
152390Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame)YesYesYesYes
123554Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaYes
231059Saint Michael's CollegeYesYesYesYes
163851Salisbury UniversityYesYesNo
217536Salve Regina UniversityYes
102049Samford UniversityYesYesYesYes
122409San Diego State UniversityYesYesYesTest Blind
122597San Francisco State UniversityYesYesYesTest Blind
122755San Jose State UniversityTest Blind
122931Santa Clara UniversityYesYesYesYes
195304Sarah Lawrence CollegeYesYesYesYes
123165Scripps CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
236595Seattle UniversityYesYesYesYes
186584Seton Hall UniversityYesYesYesYes
221519Sewanee: The University of the SouthYesYesYesYesYes
195474Siena CollegeNoYesYesYes
167783Simmons UniversityYes
195526Skidmore CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
167835Smith CollegeYesYesYesYes
399911Soka University of AmericaYes
228246Southern Methodist UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
228343Southwestern UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
141060Spelman CollegeYesYesYesNo
195809St John's University-New YorkYes
195216St Lawrence UniversityYesYesYesYes
174844St Olaf CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
163976St. John's College (MD)YesYesYesYes
245652St. John's College (NM)YesYesYesYes
163912St. Mary's College of MarylandYesYesYesYes
243744Stanford UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
196176State University of New York at New PaltzYes
137546Stetson UniversityYes
186867Stevens Institute of TechnologyYesYesYesYesYes
167996Stonehill CollegeYesYesYesYes
196097Stony Brook UniversityYesYesYesYes
168005Suffolk UniversityYesYes
196060SUNY at AlbanyYesYesYesYes
196219SUNY at Purchase CollegeYesYesYesYes
196167SUNY College at GeneseoYesYesYesYes
196194SUNY College at OswegoYesYesYesYes
196200SUNY College at PotsdamYes
196103SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryYesYesYesYes
196149SUNY CortlandYes
196185SUNY OneontaYesYesYesYes
216278Susquehanna UniversityYesYesYesYes
216287Swarthmore CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
196413Syracuse UniversityYesYesYesYes
216339Temple UniversityYesYesYesYes
228723Texas A & M University-College StationNoNoYesYes
228875Texas Christian UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
187134The College of New JerseyYesYesYesYes
206589The College of WoosterYesYesYesYesYes
180489The University of MontanaYesYesYesYes
221759The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleYesYesYesYes
228778The University of Texas at AustinYesYesYesYes
228787The University of Texas at DallasNoNoYesYes
164076Towson UniversityYesYesYesYes
157818Transylvania UniversityYes
130590Trinity CollegeYesYesYesYes
229267Trinity UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
178615Truman State UniversityNoYesYesYes
168148Tufts UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
160755Tulane UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
196866Union CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
128328United States Air Force AcademyYesYesYesNo
130624United States Coast Guard AcademyYesYesYesNo
197027United States Merchant Marine AcademyYesYesYesNo
197036United States Military AcademyYesYesYesNo
164155United States Naval AcademyYesYesYesNo
196088University at BuffaloNoYesYesYes
100751University of AlabamaYesYesYesNo
100663University of Alabama at BirminghamYes
104179University of ArizonaNoNoYesYesNo
106397University of ArkansasYesYesYes
110635University of California, BerkeleyNoNoYesTest Blind
110644University of California, DavisNoNoYesTest Blind
110653University of California, IrvineNoNoYesTest Blind
110662University of California, Los AngelesNoNoYesTest Blind
445188University of California, MercedTest Blind
110671University of California, RiversideNoNoYesTest Blind
110680University of California, San DiegoNoNoYesTest Blind
110705University of California, Santa BarbaraNoNoYesTest Blind
110714University of California, Santa CruzNoNoYesTest Blind
132903University of Central FloridaYesYesYesNo
144050University of ChicagoYesYesYesYesYes
201885University of CincinnatiNoNoYesYes
126614University of Colorado BoulderYesYesYesYes
129020University of ConnecticutYesYesYesYes
224323University of DallasYesYesYesYes
202480University of DaytonYesYesYesYes
130943University of DelawareYesYesYesYesYes
127060University of DenverYesYesYesYes
134130University of FloridaYesYesYesNo
139959University of GeorgiaYesYesYesNo
225511University of HoustonNoNoYesYes
145600University of Illinois at ChicagoNoNoYesYes
145637University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNoNoYesYesYes
153658University of IowaNoNoYesYesYes
155317University of KansasNoNoYesYesYes
157085University of KentuckyNoNoYesYes
157289University of LouisvilleNoNoYesYes
161253University of MaineYesYesYesYes
232681University of Mary WashingtonYesYesYesYes
163268University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyYesYesYesYes
163286University of Maryland, College ParkYesYesYesYes
166629University of Massachusetts AmherstYesYesYesYes
166638University of Massachusetts BostonYes
166513University of Massachusetts LowellYesYes
220862University of MemphisNo
135726University of MiamiYesYesYesYesYes
170976University of MichiganNoNoYesYesYes
171137University of Michigan-DearbornYes
174233University of Minnesota-DuluthYes
174251University of Minnesota-MorrisNoNoYesYesYes
174066University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesNoNoYesYesYes
176017University of MississippiNoNoYesYes
178396University of Missouri-ColumbiaYesYesYesYes
181464University of Nebraska-LincolnNoNoYesYes
182281University of Nevada-Las VegasYes
182290University of Nevada-RenoYes
183044University of New HampshireNoYesYesYes
187985University of New MexicoYesYesYes
199111University of North Carolina at AshevilleYesYesYesYes
199120University of North Carolina at Chapel HillYesYesYesYes
199139University of North Carolina at CharlotteYesYesYesYes
199218University of North Carolina WilmingtonYesYesYesYes
200280University of North DakotaYes
136172University of North FloridaYesNo
227216University of North TexasYesYesYesYes
152080University of Notre DameYesYesYesYesYes
207500University of OklahomaYesYesYesYes
209551University of OregonYesYesYesYesYes
215062University of PennsylvaniaYesYesYesYesYes
215293University of PittsburghYesYesYesYes
209825University of PortlandYesYesYesYes
236328University of Puget SoundYesYesYesYes
121691University of RedlandsYesYesYesYesYes
217484University of Rhode IslandYesYesYesYes
233374University of RichmondYesYesYesYesYes
195030University of RochesterYesYesYesTest FlexibleYes
122436University of San DiegoNoYesYesYes
122612University of San FranciscoYesYesYesYesYes
215929University of ScrantonYesYesYesYes
218663University of South CarolinaNoYesYesYesYes
219471University of South DakotaYes
137351University of South FloridaYesYesYesNo
123961University of Southern CaliforniaNoYesYesYes
174914University of St Thomas (MN)YesYesYesYes
137847University of TampaYesYesYes
120883University of the PacificYes
207971University of TulsaYesYesYesYes
230764University of UtahNoNoYesYes
231174University of VermontYesYesYesYes
234076University of Virginia-Main CampusYesYesYesYesYes
236948University of WashingtonYesYesYesYesYes
240329University of Wisconsin-La CrosseYesYesYes
240444University of Wisconsin-MadisonNoNoYesYesYes
240727University of WyomingYes
216524Ursinus CollegeYesYesYesYes
152600Valparaiso UniversityYesYesYes
221999Vanderbilt UniversityYesYesYesYes
197133Vassar CollegeYesYesYesYes
216597Villanova UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
234030Virginia Commonwealth UniversityYes
234085Virginia Military InstituteYes
233921Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
152673Wabash CollegeYesYesYesYes
199847Wake Forest UniversityYesYesYesYes
216667Washington & Jefferson CollegeYesYesYesYes
234207Washington and Lee UniversityYesYesYesYesYes
164216Washington CollegeYesYes
236939Washington State UniversityYesYesYesTest Blind
179867Washington University in St. LouisYesYesYesYesYes
168218Wellesley CollegeYes*YesYesYes
130697Wesleyan UniversityYesYesYesYes
216764West Chester University of PennsylvaniaYesYesYesYes
238032West Virginia UniversityYesYesYes
200004Western Carolina UniversityYesYesYesYes
237011Western Washington UniversityNoYesYes
125727Westmont CollegeYesYesYesYes
149781Wheaton College ILYesYesYesYes
168281Wheaton College MANoYesYesYes
237057Whitman CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
125763Whittier CollegeYesYesYesYes
237066Whitworth UniversityYes
210401Willamette UniversityYesYesYes
168342Williams CollegeYesYesYesYesYes
218973Wofford CollegeYesYesYesYes
168421Worcester Polytechnic InstituteNoNoYesTest BlindYes
206622Xavier UniversityYesYesYesYes
130794Yale UniversityYes*Yes*NoYesYes
197708Yeshiva 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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