US Colleges and Universities Not Requiring SAT 2024

Universities and colleges in the US have different admission requirements for undergraduate programs. Every university sets its own requirements as it seems appropriate. Some weight students GPA more, while other weigh test scores more. But there are many universities and colleges which do not require Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT scores.

This might come surprising to you that over 1000 accredited colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs have moved away from the strict require of test score and now have reviewed their policies to as test-free, test optional and test-flexible policies. Some have even completed abolished the requirement of SAT or ACT scores. 

Before mentioning the names of the colleges and schools, it is better to understand the different test policies.

What Is Test Optional Admissions Policy?

A test-optional policy gives students more confident to present themselves to the colleges on the basis of what they should be assessed. According to the policy, the student decides whether or not he/she has to submit the SAT scores. If a student does not submit the SAT score than he/she will be assessed on his/her GPA and SOP and other parameters. But if a student has scored good marks then he/she is free to submit the score so that these good scores are reflected as a strength and can maximize his/her chances of admission.

Some highly ranked SAT-optional schools include the following:

  • University of Chicago
  • The George Washington University
  • Hofstra University
  • Bates College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Pitzer College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Smith College (for US citizens/permanent residents)

What Is Test Flexible Admissions Policy?

According to Test-Flexible Admission Policy, student can submit the any of the required test score. A student can submit SAT Scores, or ACT score or Three AP scores or IB Scores. Many students appear for more than one tests, hence they can choose which test they performed the best and can choose to be assessed on the basis of the score they have performed better in.

But not all schools accept any of the all scores. Before submitting the admissions application and score, you need to confirm what scores are acceptable. Some may not consider IB score, some may require you to submit only SAT or ACT scores and some may require some others.

What Is Test Blind Admissions Policy (SAT Scores not required)?

According to Test Blind Admission Policy, test scores are not considered in merit determination. This means that school does not want to you submit the score, and even if you submitted the score it will weigh into the application assessment.

Other schools that are test blind include:

  • Catholic University of America
  • Northern Michigan University
  • The University of California system of schools  

US Universities That Don’t Require SAT Scores / ACT Exams

University of Alaska Fairbanks AK
Alabama A & M AL
Alabama State University AL
Auburn University  AL
Miles College AL
Oakwood University AL
Arizona State University AZ
Northern Arizona University AZ
Prescott College AZ
University of Arizona AZ
Azusa Pacific University CA
California College of the Arts (San Francisco CA
California Institute of Technology CA
California Institute of the Arts CA
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly CA
Chapman University CA
Claremont McKenna College CA
Harvey Mudd College CA
Humboldt State University CA
La Sierra University CA
Mills College CA
National University CA
Occidental College CA
Pacific Union College CA
Pitzer College CA
Point Loma Nazarene University CA
Pomona College CA
Santa Clara University CA
Scripps College CA
Soka University of America CA
Stanford University CA
University of San Diego CA
University of Southern California CA
University of the Pacific CA
Colorado College CO
Colorado School of Mines CO
Colorado State University CO
University of Colorado at Boulder CO
University of Colorado—Colorado Springs CO
University of Denver CO
Connecticut College CT
Fairfield University CT
Quinnipiac University CT
Trinity College CT
Wesleyan University CT
Yale University CT
American University DC
Gallaudet University DC
George Washington University DC
University of Delaware DE
Wilmington University DE
Barry University FL
Embry-Riddle- Daytona Beach FL
Flagler College FL
Florida Institute of Technology FL
Lynn University FL
Ringling College of Art and Design FL
Rollins College FL
Saint Leo University FL
St. Thomas University FL
University of Miami FL
Agnes Scott College GA
Berry College GA
Covenant College GA
Emory University GA
Savannah College of Art and Design GA
Savannah College of Arts and Design GA
Hawaii Pacific University HI
University of Hawai’i—Manoa HI
Central College IA
Cornell College IA
Iowa State University IA
Iowa Wesleyan University IA
Luther College IA
University of Iowa IA
University of Northern Iowa IA
Boise State University ID
Augustana College IL
Columbia College Chicago IL
DePaul University IL
Knox College IL
Loyola University Chicago IL
Millikin University IL
Northwestern University IL
Roosevelt University IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL
University of Chicago IL
University of Illinois—Chicago IL
Wheaton College IL IL
Anderson University IN
Butler University IN
Earlham College IN
Franklin College IN
Goshen College IN
Holy Cross College IN
Indiana University Bloomington IN
Indiana University East IN
Indiana University Kokomo IN
Indiana University Northwest IN
Indiana University Southeast IN
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis IN
Indiana Wesleyan University IN
Purdue University IN
Purdue University—Northwest IN
University of Indianapolis IN
University of Notre Dame IN
Valparaiso University IN
Wabash College IN
Benedictine College KS
University of Kansas KS
Centre College KY
Midway University KY
Northern Kentucky University KY
University of the Cumberlands KY
Loyola University New Orleans LA
Tulane University LA
University of New Orleans LA
Babson University MA
Berklee College of Music MA
Boston College MA
Boston University MA
Cambridge College MA
Clark University MA
College of the Holy Cross MA
Curry College MA
Emmanuel College MA
Hampshire College MA
Harvard College MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy MA
Merrimack College MA
Mount Holyoke College MA
Northeastern University MA
Olin College of Engineering MA
Simmons University MA
Smith College MA
Stonehill College MA
Suffolk University MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst MA
Wellesley College MA
Western New England University MA
Wheaton College MA
Williams College MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA
Goucher College MD
Johns Hopkins University MD
Loyola University Maryland MD
McDaniel College MD
Salisbury University MD
St. Edward’s University MD
Washington Adventist University MD
Bates College ME
Bowdoin College ME
College of the Atlantic ME
Husson University ME
Maine Maritime Academy ME
St. John’s College ME
University of Maine ME
University of New England ME
Albion College MI
Alma College MI
Central Michigan University MI
Grand Valley State University MI
Kalamazoo College MI
Michigan State University MI
Oakland University MI
University of Michigan MI
University of Michigan Flint MI
Wayne State University MI
Western Michigan University MI
Augsburg College MN
Carleton College MN
Gustavus Adolphus College MN
Minnesota State University Mankato MN
St. Cloud State University MN
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities MN
University of St. Thomas MN
Winona State University MN
Cottey College MO
Drury University MO
Saint Louis University MO
Southwest Baptist University MO
Washington University in St. Louis MO
Westminster College MO
Jackson State University MS
Mississippi College MS
University of Southern Mississippi MS
Montana State University MT
Rocky Mountain College MT
University of Montana MT
University of Montana Missoula MT
University of Montana Western MT
Bennett College NC
Duke University NC
East Carolina University NC
Elon University NC
Guilford College NC
North Carolina State University NC
University of North Carolina at Greensboro NC
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill NC
Wake Forest University NC
Bismarck State College ND
University of North Dakota–Grand Forks ND
Creighton University NE
York College NE
Dartmouth College NH
Franklin Pierce University NH
New England College NH
Plymouth State University NH
Saint Anselm College NH
Caldwell University NJ
Drew University NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ
Princeton University NJ
Rutgers University—Camden NJ
Rutgers University—Newark NJ
Rutgers—New Brunswick NJ
Saint Peter’s University NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology NJ
St. John’s College NM
University of New Mexico NM
University of the Southwest NM
University of Nevada–Las Vegas NV
University of Nevada–Reno NV
Adelphi College NY
Alfred University NY
Bard College NY
Barnard College NY
Binghamton University NY
Canisius College NY
Cazenovia College NY
Colgate University NY
Columbia University NY
Cooper Union NY
Cornell University NY
Fashion Institute of Technology NY
Fordham University NY
Hamilton College NY
Hamilton College – NY NY
Hartwick College NY
Hilbert College NY
Hobart and William Smith Colleges NY
Hofstra University NY
Ithaca College NY
Juilliard School NY
Keuka College NY
List College—Jewish Theological Seminary NY
Marist College NY
Marymount Manhattan College NY
New York Institute of Technology NY
New York University NY
Pace University New York City NY
Pace University Westchester Campus NY
Pratt Institute NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY
Sarah Lawrence College NY
Skidmore College NY
St. John’s University – Manhattan Campus NY
St. Thomas Aquinas College NY
State Uni of New York – Stony Brook NY
State Uni of New York “Alfred State” NY
State Uniof New York College Plattsburgh NY
Stony Brook University (SUNY NY
Syracuse University NY
Union College NY
University at Buffalo NY
University at Buffalo (SUNY NY
University of Rochester NY
Utica College NY
Vassar College NY
Wagner College NY
Webb Institute NY
Yeshiva University NY
Case Western Reserve University OH
Denison University OH
Franklin University OH
Hiram College OH
Kent State University OH
Kenyon College OH
Lake Erie College OH
Malone University OH
Miami University OH
Oberlin College OH
Ohio State University OH
Ohio University OH
University of Akron OH
University of Cincinnati OH
University of Dayton OH
University of Findlay OH
University of Mount Union OH
University of Toledo OH
Wilberforce University OH
Wittenberg University OH
Xavier University OH
John Carroll University Ohio
Miami University (Ohio Ohio
Oklahoma City University OK
University of Tulsa OK
Lewis & Clark College OR
Oregon State University OR
Portland State University OR
Southern Oregon University OR
University of Oregon OR
Arcadia University PA
Bryn Mawr College PA
Bucknell University PA
Carnegie Mellon University PA
Drexel University PA
Elizabethtown College PA
Gettysburg College PA
Haverford College PA
Kutztown University PA
Lebanon Valley College PA
Lehigh University PA
Lock Haven University PA
Lycoming College PA
Mansfield University PA
Marywood University PA
Mercyhurst University PA
Messiah College PA
Millersville University PA
Muhlenberg College PA
Peirce College PA
Penn State PA
Saint Joseph’s University PA
Saint Vincent College PA
Seton Hill University PA
Swarthmore College PA
Thiel College PA
University of Pennsylvania PA
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford PA
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg PA
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown PA
University of Pittsburgh-Titusville PA
Ursinus College PA
Villanova University PA
Washington and Jefferson College PA
Widener University PA
Wilson College PA
York College of Pennsylvania PA
Brown University RI
Bryant University RI
Johnson & Wales University (Providence RI
Providence College RI
Roger Williams University RI
Salve Regina University RI
University of Rhode Island RI
Benedict College SC
Clemson University SC
Furman University SC
Limestone College SC
Newberry College SC
Winthrop University SC
Austin Peay State University TN
Cleveland State College TN
Lincoln Memorial University TN
Rhodes College TN
Vanderbilt University TN
Abilene Christian University TX
Baylor University TX
Concordia University Texas TX
Hardin-Simmons University TX
Lamar University TX
Southern Methodist University TX
St. Mary’s University TX
Tarleton State University TX
Texas A&M University TX
Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi TX
Texas Christian University TX
Texas State University TX
Trinity University TX
University of Dallas TX
University of Houston TX
University of Houston—Clear Lake TX
University of Houston—Downtown TX
University of Houston—Main Campus TX
University of Houston—Victoria TX
University of North Texas TX
University of Texas at Arlington TX
University of Texas at Austin TX
University of Texas at Dallas TX
University of Texas at Permian Basin TX
University of Texas at San Antonio TX
University of Texas at Tyler TX
University of the Incarnate Word TX
Brigham Young University UT
Westminster College UT
Christopher Newport University VA
George Mason University VA
James Madison University VA
Longwood University VA
Old Dominion University VA
University of Richmond VA
University of Virginia VA
University of Virginia–Wise VA
Virginia Tech University VA
Washington and Lee University VA
Bennington College VT
Burlington College VT
Champlain College VT
Green Mountain College VT
Marlboro College VT
Middlebury College VT
Gonzaga University WA
Seattle University WA
University of Washington WA
University of Washington Bothell WA
Washington State University Vancouver WA
Whitworth University WA
Beloit College WI
Carroll University WI
Carroll University (Wisconsin WI
Lawrence University WI
Marquette University WI
St. Norbert College WI
University of Wisconsin Superior WI
University of Wisconsin Whitewater WI
Bethany College WV
Bluefield State College WV
Fairmont State University WV
West Virginia State University WV
West Virginia University WV
Alaska Pacific UniversityAK
University of Alaska—AnchorageAK
University of Alaska—FairbanksAK
Birmingham-Southern CollegeAL
Arkansas TechAR
University of the OzarksAR
Arizona State UniversityAZ
Prescott CollegeAZ
University of ArizonaAZ
Azusa Pacific UniversityCA
California State Polytechnic—PomonaCA
California State Univ.—BakersfieldCA
California State Univ.—Channel IslandsCA
California State Univ.—ChicoCA
California State Univ.–Dominguez HillsCA
California State Univ.—Long BeachCA
California State Univ.—Los AngelesCA
California State Univ.—Monterey BayCA
California State Univ.—NorthridgeCA
California State Univ.—SacramentoCA
California State Univ.—San BernardinoCA
California State Univ.—San MarcosCA
California State Univ.—StanislausCA
California State University MaritimeCA
California State University—FresnoCA
California State University—FullertonCA
Cogswell CollegeCA
Humboldt State UniversityCA
La Sierra UniversityCA
Marymount California UniversityCA
Pitzer CollegeCA
Pomona CollegeCA
San Jose State UniversityCA
Scripps CollegeCA
Sonoma State UniversityCA
University of CaliforniaCA
University of San DiegoCA
University of San FranciscoCA
Whitter CollegeCA
Woodbury UniversityCA
Colorado CollegeCO
Johnson & Wales University (DenverCO
University of DenverCO
Albertus Magnus CollegeCT
Connecticut CollegeCT
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityCT
Fairfield UniversityCT
Quinnipiac UniversityCT
Sacred Heart UniversityCT
Trinity CollegeCT
University of HartfordCT
University of New HavenCT
University of Saint JosephCT
Wesleyan UniversityCT
Yale UniversityCT
American UniversityDC
Catholic University of AmericaDC
George Washington UniversityDC
University of DelawareDE
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityFL
Everglades UniversityFL
Flagler CollegeFL
Florida Memorial UniversityFL
Jacksonville UniversityFL
Johnson & Wales University (North MiamiFL
Keiser UniversityFL
Lynn UniversityFL
Pensacola State CollegeFL
Rollins CollegeFL
South Florida State CollegeFL
St. Leo UniversityFL
St. Thomas UniversityFL
Stetson UniversityFL
Warner UniversityFL
Agnes Scott CollegeGA
Brenau UniversityGA
Georgia Gwinnett CollegeGA
Point UniversityGA
Hawaii Pacific UniversityHI
University of Hawaii OahuHI
Cornell CollegeIA
Drake UniversityIA
Simpson CollegeIA
College of IdahoID
Northwest Nazarene UniversityID
Augustana CollegeIL
DePaul UniversityIL
Illinois CollegeIL
Illinois State UniversityIL
Knox CollegeIL
Lake Forest CollegeIL
McKendree UniversityIL
Robert Morris UniversityIL
University of ChicagoIL
University of EvansvilleIL
Butler UniversityIN
DePauw UniversityIN
Earlham CollegeIN
Hanover CollegeIN
Indiana TechIN
Indiana UniversityIN
Manchester UniversityIN
St. Mary’s CollegeIN
Taylor UniversityIN
Emporia State UniversityKS
Kansas State UniversityKS
MidAmerica Nazarene UniversityKS
Ottawa UniversityKS
Asbury UniversityKY
Eastern Kentucky UniversityKY
Transylvania UniversityKY
University of the Holy CrossLA
Amherst CollegeMA
Assumption CollegeMA
Ball State UniversityMA
Bay Path UniversityMA
Boston UniversityMA
Brandeis UniversityMA
Bridgewater State UniversityMA
Clark UniversityMA
College of the Holy CrossMA
Dean CollegeMA
Elms CollegeMA
Emerson CollegeMA
Endicott CollegeMA
Fitchburg State UniversityMA
Framingham State UniversityMA
Harvard CollegeMA
Lasell CollegeMA
Lesley UniversityMA
Merrimack CollegeMA
Mount Holyoke CollegeMA
Smith CollegeMA
Springfield CollegeMA
Stonehill CollegeMA
Tufts UniversityMA
University of Massachusetts—BostonMA
University of Massachusetts—DartmouthMA
University of Massachusetts—LowellMA
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyMA
Wheaton CollegeMA
Wofford CollegeMA
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteMA
Goucher CollegeMD
Hood CollegeMD
Loyola UniversityMD
McDaniel CollegeMD
Notre Dame of Maryland UniversityMD
Saint John’s CollegeMD
Salisbury UniversityMD
Washington CollegeMD
Bates CollegeME
Bowdoin CollegeME
Colby CollegeME
College of the AtlanticME
Unity CollegeME
University of Maine—FarmingtonME
University of Maine—Fort KentME
University of Maine—Presque IsleME
University of New EnglandME
Alma CollegeMI
Ferris State UniversityMI
Grace Christian UniversityMI
Kalamazoo CollegeMI
Olivet CollegeMI
Sienna Heights UniversityMI
Augsburg UniversityMN
College of Saint ScholasticaMN
Concordia UniversityMN
Dunwoody College of TechnologyMN
Gustavus AdolphusMN
Minnesota State UniversityMN
St. Olaf CollegeMN
University of Minnesota—CrookstonMN
Drury UniversityMO
Maryville University of Saint LouisMO
Northwest Missouri State UniversityMO
Rockhurst UniversityMO
Southeast Missouri State UniversityMO
William Jewell CollegeMO
Mississippi State UniversityMS
Mississippi University for WomenMS
University of MississippiMS
Carroll CollegeMT
Doane UniversityNB
Midland UniversityNB
Nebraska WesleyanNB
Belmont Abbey CollegeNC
Bennett CollegeNC
Brevard CollegeNC
Catawba CollegeNC
Davidson CollegeNC
Guilford CollegeNC
Johnson & Wales University (CharlotteNC
Lees-McRae CollegeNC
Pfeiffer UniversityNC
Queens University of CharlotteNC
Salem CollegeNC
Wake Forest UniversityNC
Warren Wilson CollegeNC
Dickinson State UniversityND
Creighton UniversityNE
Wayne State CollegeNE
Colby-Sawyer CollegeNH
Dartmouth CollegeNH
Keene State UniversityNH
Plymouth State UniversityNH
Southern New Hampshire UniversityNH
St. Anselm CollegeNH
Drew UniversityNJ
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityNJ
Montclair State UniversityNJ
Princeton UniversityNJ
Rider UniversityNJ
Rowan UniversityNJ
Saint Peter’s UniversityNJ
Stockton UniversityNJ
William Paterson UniversityNJ
Saint John’s CollegeNM
University of New MexicoNM
University of Nevada—RenoNV
Bard CollegeNY
Cazenovia CollegeNY
College of Saint RoseNY
Concordia CollegeNY
Daemon CollegeNY
Elmira CollegeNY
Hamilton CollegeNY
Hobart and William Smith CollegesNY
Hofstra UniversityNY
Houghton CollegeNY
Ithaca CollegeNY
Keuka CollegeNY
Le Moyne CollegeNY
Manhattanville CollegeNY
Marist CollegeNY
Monroe CollegeNY
Nazareth CollegeNY
New SchoolNY
New York UniversityNY
Pace UniversityNY
Paul Smith CollegeNY
Purchase College—SUNYNY
Roberts Wesleyan UniversityNY
Saint Lawrence UniversityNY
Siena CollegeNY
Skidmore CollegeNY
St. John’s UniversityNY
SUNY College of Technology—DelhiNY
SUNY PotsdamNY
The Sage CollegeNY
Union CollegeNY
Utica CollegeNY
Vassar CollegeNY
Wagner CollegeNY
University of RochesterNY 
Baldwin-Wallace CollegeOH
Case Western Reserve UniversityOH
Denison UniversityOH
Hiram CollegeOH
Ohio Dominican UniversityOH
Ohio UniversityOH
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityOH
University of DaytonOH
Walsh UniversityOH
Wittenberg UniversityOH
Xavier UniversityOH
Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityOK
Southwestern Christian UniversityOK
Lewis and ClarkOR
Linfield CollegeOR
Oregon Institute of TechnologyOR
Oregon State UniversityOR
University of OregonOR
Western Oregon UniversityOR
Willamette UniversityOR
Allegheny CollegePA
Bryn MawrPA
Bucknell UniversityPA
Cabrini UniversityPA
Chatham UniversityPA
DeSales UniversityPA
Dickinson CollegePA
Drexel UniversityPA
Duquesne UniversityPA
Eastern UniversityPA
Elizabethtown CollegePA
Franklin and Marshall CollegePA
Gettysburg CollegePA
Haverford CollegePA
Immaculata UniversityPA
Juniata CollegePA
Keystone CollegePA
King’s CollegePA
La Salle UniversityPA
Lebanon Valley CollegePA
Lycoming CollegePA
Mercyhurst UniversityPA
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaPA
Mount Aloysius CollegePA
Muhlenberg CollegePA
Pennsylvania College of TechnologyPA
Point Park UniversityPA
Rosemont CollegePA
Saint Joseph’s UniversityPA
Seton Hill UniversityPA
Susquehanna UniversityPA
Temple UniversityPA
Thomas Jefferson UniversityPA
University of PennsylvaniaPA
University of ScrantonPA
University of Valley ForgePA
Ursinus CollegePA
Washington & Jefferson CollegePA
Wilson CollegePA
Bryant UniversityRI
Johnson & Wales UniversityRI
Providence CollegeRI
Roger Williams UniversityRI
Salve Regina UniversityRI
Columbia CollegeSC
Furman UniversitySC
High Point UniversitySC
Presbyterian CollegeSC
Augustana UniversitySD
Dakota State UniversitySD
Northern State UniversitySD
South Dakota State UniversitySD
University of South DakotaSD
King UniversityTN
Rhodes CollegeTN
Sewanee–University of the SouthTN
Welch CollegeTN
Austin CollegeTX
East Texas Baptist UniversityTX
Hardin-Simmons UniversityTX
Midwestern State UniversityTX
Southwestern UniversityTX
Stephen F. Austin UniversityTX
Texas A&M UniversityTX
Trinity UniversityTX
University of HoustonTX
University of Saint ThomasTX
University of Texas – AustinTX
University of Texas—ArlingtonTX
University of Texas—DallasTX
University of Texas—Permian BasinTX
University of Texas—TylerTX
West Texas A&M UniversityTX
Texas A&M Int’l Univ.TX 
Dixie State UniversityUT
Christopher Newport UniversityVA
George Mason UniversityVA
Hampton UniversityVA
Marymount UniversityVA
Old Dominion UniversityVA
Radford UniversityVA
Roanoke CollegeVA
Sweet Briar CollegeVA
University of Mary WashingtonVA
University of VirginiaVA
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityVA
Virginia State UniversityVA
Bennington CollegeVT
Champlain CollegeVT
Marlboro CollegeVT
Middlebury CollegeVT
Norwich UniversityVT
Southern Vermont CollegeVT
St. Michael’s CollegeVT
Vermont Technical CollegeVT
Eastern Washington UniversityWA
Evergreen State CollegeWA
Pacific Lutheran UniversityWA
University of Puget SoundWA
University of WashingtonWA
Walla Walla UniversityWA
Washington State UniversityWA
Whitman CollegeWA
Whitworth UniversityWA
Beloit CollegeWI
Lawrence UniversityWI
Marquette UniversityWI
Northland CollegeWI
Ripon CollegeWI
University of CharlestonWV