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COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE THAT REQUIRE SUBJECT TESTS FROM SOME OR ALL APPLICANTS: SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018

California Institute of Technology                                                                                                          Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (NY) – required for prospective engineering majors only                                                                                                                                               Cornell University (NY) –exceptions: applicants to Agriculture and Life Sciences; Architecture, Art and Planning; Business—Hotel Management; Business—Applied Economics and Management; Human Ecology; and Industrial and Labor Relations                                                                                           L’ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (Switzerland) – can also fulfill testing requirements by alternate means; please consult college website                                                                                                               Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges (MA)##                                                                                                         Harvey Mudd College (CA)                                                                                                                         King’s College of London (United Kingdom) – can also fulfill testing requirements by alternate means; please consult college website                                                                                                     Massachusetts Institute of Technology                                                                                                     McGill University (PQ)*                                                                                                                 Northwestern University (IL) –three required only for students applying to Integrated Science and Engineering Program—only one in US that requires three from any candidates                                     Rice University (TX)*                                                                                                                                   Tufts University (MA)*                                                                                                                       University of Toronto (ON) – exception: applicants to Applied Science and Engineering                      Webb Institute of Naval Architecture (NY)

Asterisk (*) denotes that school will accept ACT in lieu of both SAT and Subject Tests

All schools above require two Subject Tests for applicants that choose to submit them.  Exceptions: some applicants to Northwestern, King’s College and L’Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne must submit three Subject Tests (please consult college websites)

There are no schools other than Northwestern in the United States that require more than two Subject Tests for any students who apply, and Northwestern requires these only for those applying to a special program

## — if taking Subject Tests would pose financial hardship or if student chooses to be evaluated without them, they need not be submitted

The following schools that required Subject Tests from some or all applicants in the 2016-2017 no longer required these from any applicant:  Brown University; Carnegie Mellon University; Wellesley College

 

REALITY CHECK – SAT RANGE, 25TH-75TH PERCENTILE FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS AT VARIOUS SELECTIVE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES NATIONWIDE

Data based on college Class of 2019 (entered college fall 2015) and include only those students who ENROLLED at each individual school, NOT all students who applied NOR all students who were accepted.  Those schools that reported all three sections of the SAT for The Common Data set are in italics.  Otherwise, numbers in brackets are PROJECTED SAT totals for three scales, calculated by doubling the Critical Reading section and adding this to the Math section.  Normative data released by The College Board each summer indicates that the average score for students on the Writing section of the SAT is roughly commensurate with the national average for Critical Reading; consequently, the extrapolation of Writing scores to form a three-part total is based on the assumption that the range of Writing results will be parallel to the range of scores from the Critical Reading section

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE FIGURES ARE NOT FOR THE CLASS THAT JUST GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL!  These results are for students who will begin sophomore year in college in the fall of 2016.  Why is this the case?  Colleges and universities are not required to report test score data for an entering class until its spring cohort has been accounted for; many colleges admit students in the spring and so figures for the college Class of 2020 are not “due” until spring admits can be included

The figures below consequently show no representation of scores from the “new” SAT (or rSAT, if you will).  None of the students included in these ranges took the revised exam because they graduated from high school before the test was introduced.  Indeed, it would be highly unlikely that colleges and universities would be reporting any ranges for the revised test at this point.  Applications from this year’s senior class have yet to be received and any test results reported from College Board would reflect scores from only three administrations—certainly not enough by which to create a statistically meaningful range.  My research took me to myriad admissions websites for a range of schools and I found NO statistics for the revised SAT

Consequently, the “best” way to “use” these figures is to compare them against the results from the revised SAT utilizing the concordance published by College Board.  Yes, it is a controversial table (aren’t there too few administrations to by which such a table could be created?  Is the comparison with ACT valid?)—but this is all we have at this point.  And please let me emphasize that these are standardized test ranges from one instrument used as one part of an admissions decision—perspective is everything!

SOURCES:  The Common Data Set 2015-16, The College Board; National Center for Education Statistics (College Navigator program); and various school websites

##  — indicates that submission of SAT/ACT is OPTIONAL; OR students may submit tests OTHER THAN ACT/SAT; OR tests are required/not required only for certain subgroups in the applicant pool; OR tests need not be submitted if certain specified GPA level is attained (be sure to check with individual admissions office!)

++ — indicates gain of forty (40) points or more at either 25% or 75% gate level when compared with figures from scores of college Class of 2018

[initially created July 13, 2016 at 10:11 AM]

Adelphi University (NY)                                      1010-1220  [1510-1840]

Agnes Scott College (GA)                                              1060-1330  [1610-2000]##++

Albany College of Pharmacy and

                                    Health Sciences (NY)                 1070-1270  [1570-1880]

Allegheny College (PA)                                      1010-1250  [1490-1870]##

American University (DC)                                   1150-1340  [1720-2010]##

Amherst College (MA)                                        1360-1560  [2040-2330]

Arcadia University (PA)                                                 1020-1190  [1510-1780]

Arizona State University                                   1030-1270  [1540-1900]##

Assumption College (MA)                                 1020-1210  [1530-1810]##

Auburn University (AL)                                       1070-1280  [1590-1900]

Augustana College (IL)                                       1040-1330  [1550-1970]##++

Austin College (TX)                                            1080-1290  [1580-1930]

Babson College (MA)                                         1200-1440  [1790-2100]++

Bard College (NY)                                             1160-1370  [1750-2060]##

Bard College at Simon’s Rock (MA)                     1250-1400  [1860-2100]##

Barnard College (NY)                                         1260-1450  [1910-2190]

Bates College (ME)                                            1190-1410  [1800-2120]##

Baylor University (TX)                                        1140-1320  [1660-1960]

Belmont University (TN)                                  1040-1250  [1570-1870]

Beloit College (WI)                                            1080-1370  [1620-1990]##

Bennington College (VT)                                     1140-1400  [1720-2100]##

Bentley University (MA)                                      1140-1330  [1690-1980]

Berea College (KY)                                              1070-1260  [1570-1870]++

Berry College (GA)                                              1050-1240  [1560-1850]

Binghamton University (NY)                               1210-1380  [1810-2050]

Birmingham Southern College (AL)                 970-1220  [1450-1820]

Boston College (MA)                                          1260-1470  [1900-2200]

Boston University (MA)                                      1190-1410  [1790-2100]

Bowdoin College (ME)                                       1380-1540  [2070-2310]##

Bradley University (IL)                                       1020-1270  [1490-1880]

Brandeis University (MA)                                   1250-1470  [1890-2180]##

Brigham Young University (UT)                         1150-1360  [1700-2040]

Brown University (RI)                                        1370-1560  [2060-2340]++

Bryant University (RI)                                         1090-1250  [1600-1860]##

Bryn Mawr College (PA)                                     1240-1460  [1870-2190]##++

Bucknell University (PA)                                     1210-1390  [1800-2080]

Butler University (IN)                                          1050-1250  [1560-1860]

California Institute of Technology                         1500-1600  [2230-2390]

California Polytechnic at San Luis Obispo            1130-1340  [1680-1990]

Calvin College (MI)                                            1050-1340  [1570-2010]++

Carleton College (MN)                                        1320-1520  [1980-2270]

Carnegie Mellon University (PA)                         1360-1540  [2030-2300]

Case Western Reserve University (OH)               1300-1490  [1920-2210]++

Catholic University of America (DC)                    1020-1230  [1530-1850]

Cedarville University (OH)                                  1060-1290  [1580-1920]

Centre College (KY)                                           1110-1400  [1640-2060]++

Chapman University (CA)                                   1110-1290  [1660-1940]

Christopher Newport University (VA)                   1070-1250  [1610-1880]##

City U of New York (CUNY) Baruch Campus        1100-1320  [1620-1960]

City U of New York (CUNY) Hunter Campus        1050-1240  [1540-1840]

Claremont McKenna College (CA)                       1340-1530  [2030-2290]

Clark University (MA)                                         1120-1340  [1680-2010]##

Clarkson University (NY)                                    1080-1290  [1570-1890]

Clemson University (SC)                                    1150-1350  [1710-2010]

Coe College (IA)                                                1020-1270  [1540-1880]

Colby College (ME)                                            1270-1460  [1900-2190]##++

Colgate University (NY)                                      1250-1450  [1870-2170]

College of Charleston (SC)                                 1030-1210  [1550-1820]

College of the Atlantic (ME)                                1130-1310  [1710-1980]##++

College of the Holy Cross (MA)                           1220-1380  [1830-2080]##

College of the Ozarks (MO)                                  960-1160  [1450-1590]

College of William and Mary (VA)                        1260-1460  [1880-2180]

College of Wooster (OH)                                    1100-1350  [1640-2000]

Colorado College                                               1250-1420  [1870-2120]##

Colorado School of Mines                                   1250-1420  [1810-2070]

Colorado State University                                   1040-1250  [1560-1870]

Columbia University (NY)                                   1400-1590  [2100-2380]

Connecticut College (CT)                                   1220-1400  [1830-2100]##

Cooper Union (NY)                                            1240-1510  [1840-2230]

Cornell College (IA)                                            1010-1300  [1500-1930]##

Cornell University (NY)                                       1330-1530  [1980-2280]

Creighton University (NE)                                   1050-1280  [1560-1900]

Dartmouth College (NH)                                     1330-1560  [2000-2340]

Davidson College (NC)                                       1260-1440  [1870-2160]

Denison University (OH)                                     1160-1360  [1740-2040]##

DePaul University (IL)                                        1010-1230  [1530-1850]##

DePauw University (IN)                                      1060-1290  [1580-1910]

Dickinson College (PA)                                       1190-1380  [1780-2050]##

DigiPen Institute of Technology (WA)                   1100-1330  [1620-1940]

Drake University (IA)                                          1070-1360  [1590-2030]##++

Drew University (NJ)                                            990-1240  [1480-1850]##

Drexel University (PA)                                        1100-1310  [1620-1950]

Duke University (NC)                                         1360-1550  [2050-2330]

Duquesne University (PA)                                  1040-1210  [1540-1810]

Earlham College (IN)                                         1110-1390  [1700-2070]##++

Eckerd College (FL)                                           1000-1210  [1500-1820]

Elon University (NC)                                          1110-1290  [1660-1940]

Emerson College (MA)                                       1100-1310  [1660-1970]

Emory University (GA)                                       1270-1490  [1910-2220]

Eugene Lang College (NY)                                 1000-1250  [1500-1870]##

Faber College (AH)                                              990-1010  [1490-1510]

Fairfield University (CT)                                      1100-1270  [1650-1910]##

Flagler College (FL)                                             960-1150  [1440-1720]

Florida Institute of Technology                            1080-1290  [1600-1910]++

Florida International University                           1030-1200  [1540-1790]

Florida Southern College                                    1050-1230  [1550-1830]

Florida State University                                      1120-1280  [1680-1920]

Fordham University (NY)                                    1170-1350  [1760-2030]

Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH)           1060-1290  [1570-1890]

Franklin & Marshall College (PA)                         1210-1400  [1790-2070]##

Franklin Olin College of Engineering (MA)            1440-1600  [2120-2370]++

Furman University (SC)                                      1100-1320  [1650-1980]##

George Mason University (VA)                            1040-1250  [1560-1870]##

George Washington University (DC)                    1190-1390  [1790-2080]##

Georgetown University (DC)                               1320-1500  [1980-2250]

Georgia Institute of Technology                           1310-1500  [1950-2230]

Georgia Southern University                               1030-1180  [1510-1750]

Gettysburg College (PA)                                     1210-1350  [1810-2020]##

Gonzaga University (WA)                                   1090-1290  [1630-1930]

Goucher College (MD)                                         980-1220  [1480-1830]##

Grinnell College (IA)                                           1300-1510  [1940-2250]

Grove City College (PA)                                     1080-1310  [1620-1970]

Guilford College (NC)                                           910-1170  [1340-1740]##++

Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)                        1080-1300  [1630-1920]##

Hamilton College (NY)                                        1300-1470  [1950-2220]##

Hampshire College (MA)                                       no longer considered

Harvard University (MA)                                     1400-1600  [2110-2390]

Harvey Mudd College (CA)                                 1400-1560  [2080-2320]

Haverford College (PA)                                      1320-1530  [1980-2280]++

Hendrix College (AR)                                         1120-1340  [1660-2020]++

High Point University (NC)                                  1010-1190  [1500-1780]

Hillsdale College (MI)                                         1200-1410  [1810-2140]

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)              1170-1340  [1740-2010]##++

Hofstra University (NY)                                      1090-1260  [1630-1880]##++

Hope College (MI)                                              1090-1320  [1630-1970]++

Howard University (DC)                                       990-1220  [1490-1820]

Illinois Institute of Technology                             1160-1380  [1680-2020]

Illinois Wesleyan University                                1150-1380  [1640-2000]++

Indiana University Bloomington                           1060-1290  [1570-1910]

Ithaca College (NY)                                            1100-1270  [1660-1910]##++

James Madison University (VA)                          1040-1210  [1560-1830]

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (NY)     1290-1460  [1970-2180]++

Johns Hopkins University (MD)                           1400-1550  [2090-2320]++

Kalamazoo College (MI)                                     1070-1350  [1580-2000]##

Kenyon College (OH)                                         1240-1420  [1860-2140]

Kettering University (MI)                                     1100-1300  [1620-1930]

Knox College (IL)                                               1170-1290  [1750-1920]##++

Lafayette College (PA)                                       1200-1380  [1790-2070]

Lake Forest College (IL)                                       980-1210  [1440-1790]##

Lawrence University (WI)                                    1170-1420  [1750-2110]##++

Lehigh University (PA)                                       1230-1420  [1820-2100]

Lewis and Clark College (OR)                             1190-1390  [1770-2020]##

Lipscomb University (TN)                                   1130-1360  [1700-2050]

Loyola Marymount University (CA)                      1110-1300  [1660-1950]

Loyola University Chicago (IL)                             1040-1260  [1560-1890]

Loyola University in Maryland                              1110-1290  [1660-1940]##++

Loyola University New Orleans (LA)                    1000-1230  [1520-1850]

Macalester College (MN)                                    1240-1470  [1870-2190]

Marist College (NY)                                            1050-1250  [1570-1880]##

Marlboro College (VT)                                        1090-1360  [1610-2030]##

Marquette University (WI)                                   1070-1300  [1580-1940]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology                1430-1590  [2120-2360]

McDaniel College (MD)                                        960-1180  [1440-1770]##

Mercer University (GA)                                       1110-1310  [1640-1940]++

Messiah College (PA)                                         1010-1250  [1500-1850]

Miami University (OH)                                        1140-1340  [1680-1990]

Middlebury College (VT)                                     1270-1500  [1920-2260]##++

Mills College (CA)                                              1030-1290  [1560-1940]##++

Millsaps College (MS)                                        1050-1260  [1570-1890]

Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI)                 1190-1400  [1770-2130]++

Missouri University of Science and Technology    1080-1300  [1570-1940]

Mount Holyoke College (MA)                              1230-1470  [1860-2190]##

Muhlenberg College (PA)                                   1110-1320  [1660-1980]##

New College of Florida                                       1170-1380  [1740-2050]

New Jersey Institute of Technology                     1110-1310  [1620-1940]++

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology    1090-1330  [1610-1980]

New York University                                          1240-1450  [1880-2200]##

North Carolina State University                           1160-1330  [1700-1960]

Northeastern University (MA)                              1340-1510  [1980-2240]

Northwestern University (IL)                               1400-1560  [2090-2320]

Oberlin College and Conservatory (OH)               1260-1450  [1890-2180]

Occidental College (CA)                                     1200-1380  [1810-2070]

Oglethorpe University (GA)                                 1040-1240  [1540-1850]

Ohio State University                                         1170-1390  [1730-2050]

Penn State University Park                                 1090-1300  [1630-1940]

Pepperdine University (CA)                                1100-1320  [1650-1970]

Pitzer College (CA)                                            1250-1440  [1870-2160]##

Pomona College (CA)                                        1360-1530  [2040-2300]

Pratt Institute (NY)                                             1050-1290  [1570-1930]

Prescott College (AZ)                                           900-1150  [1330-1730]

Princeton University (NJ)                                    1390-1590  [2100-2380]

Providence College (RI)                                     1050-1250  [1570-1880]##

Purdue University (IN)                                        1080-1330  [1600-1970]

Quinnipiac University (CT)                                    990-1180  [1480-1770]##

Reed College (OR)                                            1290-1480  [1930-2210]

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)                  1280-1490  [1890-2210]

Rhode Island School of Design                           1140-1400  [1720-2090]++

Rhodes College (TN)                                         1180-1380  [1780-2080]

Rice University (TX)                                           1390-1560  [2070-2330]

Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)                1130-1350  [1650-1980]

Rollins College (FL)                                            1110-1310  [1660-1960]##++

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)            1180-1420  [1730-2040]

Rutgers University (NJ)                                      1110-1340  [1650-2000]

Saint Anselm College (NH)                                 1070-1250  [1600-1890]++

Saint John’s College (MD)                                  1210-1440  [1810-2140]##

Saint John’s College (NM)                                  1160-1420  [1730-2100]##

Saint Joseph’s University (PA)                            1050-1230  [1560-1850]##

Saint Lawrence University (NY)                          1100-1310  [1640-1950]##

Saint Louis University (MO)                                1100-1350  [1640-2020]

Saint Mary’s College of California                        1040-1250  [1550-1870]++

Saint Mary’s College of Maryland                        1030-1260  [1540-1880]

Saint Michael’s College (VT)                               1070-1260  [1600-1890]##

Saint Olaf College (MN)                                      1140-1410  [1700-2110]

Salisbury University (MD)                                   1080-1240  [1610-1850]##

San Diego State University (CA)                         1010-1230  [1500-1820]

Santa Clara University (CA)                                1210-1400  [1800-2090]

Sarah Lawrence College (NY)                             1170-1390  [1770-2090]##

Scripps College (CA)                                          1280-1490  [1930-2180]

Seattle University (WA)                                      1060-1280  [1590-1910]

Seton Hall University (NJ)                                  1060-1230  [1580-1840]++

Siena College (NY)                                              980-1200  [1450-1790]##

Simmons College (MA)                                       1060-1240  [1590-1870]

Skidmore College (NY)                                       1110-1340  [1670-2010]##

Smith College (MA)                                            1240-1460  [1870-2180]##

Soka University of America (CA)                         1070-1390  [1630-2030]

Southern Methodist University (TX)                     1220-1410  [1820-2100]

Southwestern University (TX)                             1040-1270  [1560-1910]

Stanford University (CA)                                     1390-1580  [2080-2360]

State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo    1100-1290  [1650-1930]

Stetson University (FL)                                       1050-1260  [1550-1880]##

Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)                   1240-1430  [1830-2110]

Stonehill College (MA)                                        1020-1230  [1520-1830]##

Stony Brook University (NY)                               1150-1380  [1690-2040]++

Susquehanna University (PA)                             1010-1220  [1490-1820]##

Swarthmore College (PA)                                   1340-1530  [2020-2290]

Syracuse University (NY)                                   1090-1290  [1620-1930]

Temple University (PA)                                      1050-1250  [1550-1870]##++

Texas A&M University                                        1070-1310  [1560-1920]##

Texas Christian University                                  1080-1280  [1610-1920]

The College of New Jersey                                 1120-1310  [1670-1960]##

Thomas Aquinas College (CA)                            1160-1380  [1750-2080]++

Towson University (MD)                                     1000-1170  [1490-1750]

Transylvania University (KY)                               1020-1300  [1540-1940]##

Trinity College (CT)                                            1110-1370  [1660-2050]##

Trinity University (TX)                                         1160-1370  [1720-2030]

Truman State University (MO)                             1140-1410  [1720-2140]

Tufts University (MA)                                         1370-1520  [2050-2270]

Tulane University (LA)                                        1240-1410  [1880-2130]

Union College (NY)                                            1240-1400  [1840-2080]##++

United States Air Force Academy (CO)                1230-1400  [1830-2100]

United States Coast Guard Academy (CT)           1180-1350  [1740-2000]

United States Merchant Marine Academy (NY)     1190-1350  [1760-2010]

United States Military Academy (NY)                   1190-1390  [1750-2060]++

United States Naval Academy (MD)                    1180-1380  [1750-2060]

University of Alabama                                          980-1210  [1460-1810]

University of Arizona                                            960-1220  [1430-1810]##

University of Arkansas                                       1010-1220  [1510-1820]

University of California Berkeley                          1250-1500  [1870-2250]

University of California Los Angeles                    1170-1450  [1750-2170]

University of California San Diego                       1180-1420  [1760-2120]++

University of California Santa Barbara                  1130-1370  [1690-2050]

University of Central Florida                                1080-1270  [1590-1880]

University of Chicago (IL)                                    1440-1600  [2140-2380]

University of Cincinnati (OH)                               1040-1290  [1530-1910]

University of Colorado                                        1070-1300  [1600-1940]

University of Connecticut                                    1130-1340  [1680-1990]

University of Dallas (TX)                                     1080-1340  [1610-1990]

University of Dayton (OH)                                   1030-1250  [1550-1860]

University of Delaware                                       1100-1310  [1660-1960]##

University of Denver (CO)                                   1110-1320  [1640-1950]

University of Florida                                           1170-1350  [1740-2020]

University of Georgia                                          1150-1330  [1710-1990]

University of Hartford (CT)                                    940-1160  [1410-1740]

University of Hawai’i                                            980-1190  [1450-1760]

University of Houston (TX)                                  1050-1250  [1560-1860]

University of Illinois                                            1270-1470  [1860-2160]

University of Mary Washington (VA)                    1000-1140  [1490-1730]

University of Maryland Baltimore County              1110-1310  [1640-1940]

University of Maryland College Park                    1210-1420  [1800-2110]

University of Massachusetts Amherst                  1130-1310  [1680-1950]

University of Miami (FL)                                      1200-1390  [1780-2070]

University of Michigan                                        1290-1500  [1930-2230]

University of Minnesota                                      1180-1440  [1750-2130]

University of Missouri                                         1060-1300  [1590-1950]

University of New Hampshire                              1000-1210  [1490-1800]

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill               1200-1390  [1790-2090]

University of North Carolina Wilmington               1120-1260  [1640-1880]

University of North Florida                                  1070-1240  [1570-1840]

University of Notre Dame (IN)                             1350-1530  [2000-2280]

University of Oklahoma                                      1060-1340  [1580-2010]

University of Pennsylvania                                  1380-1550  [2070-2330]

University of Pittsburgh (PA)                               1180-1350  [1750-2020]

University of Portland (OR)                                 1090-1300  [1630-1960]

University of Puget Sound (WA)                          1100-1340  [1650-2000]

University of Redlands (CA)                                1020-1220  [1530-1830]

University of Rhode Island                                  1010-1190  [1500-1770]

University of Richmond (VA)                               1220-1420  [1830-2120]

University of Rochester (NY)                               1240-1470  [1850-2180]##

University of San Diego (CA)                              1110-1310  [1650-1960]

University of San Francisco (CA)                         1070-1260  [1590-1880]++

University of Scranton (PA)                                 1030-1230  [1540-1840]##

University of South Carolina                                1110-1290  [1660-1930]

University of South Florida                                  1070-1270  [1580-1870]

University of Southern California                         1270-1500  [1920-2250]

University of Tampa (FL)                                      990-1170  [1470-1740]

University of Tennessee                                     1050-1260  [1570-1890]

University of Texas Austin                                  1170-1390  [1730-2070]##

University of the Pacific (CA)                              1010-1280  [1500-1910]

University of the Sciences (PA)                           1060-1230  [1570-1840]

University of the South [Sewanee] (TN)               1140-1320  [1700-1980]##

University of Tulsa (OK)                                      1130-1400  [1690-2100]

University of Vermont                                         1100-1290  [1640-1940]

University of Virginia                                          1250-1460  [1870-2180]

University of Washington                                    1120-1370  [1650-2020]

University of Wisconsin Madison                         1190-1410  [1780-2100]

Ursinus College (PA)                                          1040-1250  [1540-1860]##

Vanderbilt University (TN)                                  1430-1590  [2120-2360]

Vassar College (NY)                                          1330-1490  [1990-2240]

Villanova University (PA)                                    1200-1400  [1790-2090]

Virginia Commonwealth University                        990-1200  [1470-1790]##

Virginia Tech                                                     1100-1320  [1630-1950]

Wabash College (IN)                                          1040-1250  [1510-1850]

Wagner College (NY)                                         1030-1230  [1540-1850]##

Wake Forest University (NC)                              1200-1410  [1800-2110]##

Warren Wilson College (NC)                                 990-1240  [1510-1890]##

Washington and Jefferson College (PA)               1060-1250  [1580-1870]##

Washington and Lee University (VA)                   1310-1470  [1960-2200]

Washington College (MD)                                   1070-1290  [1610-1940]##++

Washington University in Saint Louis (MO)           1400-1550  [2090-2320]

Webb Institute of Naval Architecture (NY)            1420-1500  [2090-2230]++

Wellesley College (MA)                                      1290-1510  [1940-2240]

Wesleyan University (CT)                                   1250-1470  [1880-2190]##

Westmont College (CA)                                      1050-1300  [1570-1940]

Wheaton College (IL)                                         1200-1410  [1790-2110]

Wheaton College (MA)                                       1100-1330  [1640-1980]##

Whitman College (WA)                                       1210-1420  [1810-2120]

Whittier College (CA)                                           940-1170  [1390-1730]##

Willamette University (OR)                                 1100-1330  [1650-1980]

Williams College (MA)                                        1330-1550  [2000-2330]

Wofford College (SC)                                         1050-1260  [1570-1880]

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)                   1210-1420  [1770-2090]##

Yale University (CT)                                           1420-1600  [2120-2390]

Yeshiva University (NY)                                     1150-1410  [1710-2090]

Please recall that these figures are standardized test ranges—they are NOT “cut-off” scores or lines of demarcation.  Please also recall that standardized testing is never the most important aspect of college admissions—they are not unimportant but they are not the end-all and be-all of acceptance.  These figures do not imply or infer in any fashion whether a student will be accepted or denied at the schools to which s/he applies.  And remember—if you have specific or more detailed questions or concerns, call the admissions office(s) of the college(s) to which you apply!

 

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE US WITH EARLY ACTION (NON-BINDING) ADMISSION DECISION PLANS

[last modified July 27, 2016 at 7:14 AM]

ALABAMA

            Auburn University (11-15)

Birmingham-Southern College (11-15)

ARIZONA

          Arizona Christian University (11-1)

ARKANSAS

          Hendrix College (11-15)

Lyon College (10-31)

University of Arkansas (11-1)

CALIFORNIA

          Azusa Pacific University (11-15)

Biola University (11-15) [also supports Early Decision (11-15) and ED II

                                                                        (1-15) plans]

California Baptist University (12-15)

California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) (11-1)

California Lutheran University (11-1)

California State University at Sacramento (11-30)

Chapman University (11-1)

Concordia University Irvine (12-1)

Loyola Marymount University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-1)]

Menlo College (11-15)

Mills College (11-15)

Mount Saint Mary’s University (12-1)

Notre Dame de Namur University (12-1)

Point Loma Nazarene University (11-15)

Saint Mary’s College of California (11-15)

Santa Clara University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision (11-1) plan]

            Soka University of America (11-1)

Stanford University (11-1) [restrictive plan—below is the statement from

the website of the university:

  • Applicants agree not to apply to any other private college/university under an Early Action, Restrictive Early Action, Early Decision or Early Notification program.
  • Applicants may apply to other colleges and universities under their Regular Decision option.

Exceptions

  • The student may apply to any college/university with early deadlines for scholarships or special academic programs as long as the decision is non-binding.
  • The student may apply to any public college/university with a non-binding early application option.
  • The student may apply to any college/university with a non-binding rolling admission process.
  • The student may apply to any foreign college/university on any application schedule.

            The Master’s College (11-15)

University of Redlands (11-15)

University of San Francisco (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan

(11-15)]

University of the Pacific (11-15)

Vanguard University of Southern California (12-1)

Westmont College (11-15)

Whittier College (11-15)

COLORADO

          Colorado College (11-15) [also supports Early Decision (11-15) and ED

II (1-1) plans]

            Colorado State University (12-1)

Fort Lewis College (1-15)

University of Colorado at Boulder (11-15)

University of Denver (11-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-1) and ED

                                                                                                II (1-15) plans]

CONNECTICUT

          Fairfield University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

            Sacred Heart University (12-15) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (12-1)]

            United States Coast Guard Academy (11-15)

University of Hartford (11-15)

University of New Haven (12-15) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (12-1)]

Yale University [restrictive plan—below is the statement from the

website of the university:

  • You may apply to any college’s non-binding rolling admission program.
  • You may apply to any public institution at any time provided that admission is non-binding.
  • You may apply to another college’s Early Decision II program, but only if the notification of admission occurs after January 1. If you are admitted through another college’s Early Decision II binding program, you must withdraw your application from Yale.
  • You may apply to another college’s Early Action II program.
  • You may apply to any institution outside of the United States at any time.

DELAWARE

          Delaware College of Art and Design (12-1)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

          Catholic University of America (11-1)

Georgetown University (11-1) [restrictive plan—below is the statement

from the website of the university:

Students applying to Georgetown under our Early Action program may not apply to a binding Early Decision program. Georgetown does give students the option to apply both under our Early Action program and under other schools’ Early Action programs. Please be sure to research the guidelines of all schools to which you are applying; not all Early Action programs will allow multiple Early Action applications.  Georgetown’s Early Action policy allows students the freedom to choose between schools up until May 1st. Based on this philosophy of freedom of choice, you may not apply to an Early Decision II program if you are an Early Action applicant or admitted Early Action student to Georgetown. If you are deferred Early Action to the Regular Decision pool, you are then considered a Regular Decision applicant and you are not bound by the restrictions of Early Action.

            Howard University (11-1)

Trinity Washington University (12-1)

FLORIDA

          Adventist University of Health Sciences (5-1)

Eckerd College (11-15)

Lynn University (11-15)

Palm Beach Atlantic University (3-31)

Ringling College of Art and Design (11-1)

University of Miami (11-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-1) and ED

II (1-1) plans]

            University of South Florida, Saint Petersburg campus (11-15)

            University of Tampa (11-15)

GEORGIA

          Agnes Scott College (EA 11-15 and EA II 1-15) [also supports an Early

Decision plan (11-1)]

Brewton-Parker College (6-1)

Georgia College and State University (11-1)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) (10-15)

Georgia State University (11-15)

Mercer University (11-1)

Morehouse College (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            Oglethorpe University (11-15)

Spelman College (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            University of Georgia (10-15)

University of North Georgia (11-15)

HAWAI’I

Hawai’i Pacific University (11-15)

IDAHO

          College of Idaho (11-16)

New Saint Andrews College (12-11)

Northwest Nazarene University (2-15)

ILLINOIS

          Augustana College (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

          DePaul University (11-15)

Governor’s State University (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-15)]

Illinois College (12-15)

Illinois Institute of Technology (12-1)

Illinois Wesleyan University (11-15)

Knox College (12-1)

Lake Forest College (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (12-1)

University of Chicago (11-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-1) and ED II

(1-1) plans]

University of Illinois at Chicago (11-1)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (11-1)

Wheaton College (11-1)

INDIANA

          Butler University (11-1)

DePauw University (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            Earlham College (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            Grace College (12-1)

Hanover College (12-1)

Indiana University Bloomington (11-1)

Purdue University (11-1)

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (11-1)

Taylor University (12-1)

University of Evansville (12-1)

University of Notre Dame (11-1) [restrictive plan—below is the statement

                                    from the website of the university:

  • A student applying Restrictive Early Action to Notre Dame may apply to other Early Action programs.
  • A student applying Restrictive Early Action to Notre Dame may not apply to any college or university in their binding Early Decision program.
  • Students do not indicate a first-choice preference by applying early, and still may wait until May 1 to indicate their decision to attend.

Wabash College (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

IOWA

          Coe College (12-10)

Cornell College (12-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-1) and ED II

(2-1) plans]

            Wartburg College (12-1)

KENTUCKY

Bellarmine College (11-1)

Centre College (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

            Transylvania University (12-1)

LOUISIANA

          Centenary College of Louisiana (12-1)

Dillard University (12-1)

Tulane University (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

MAINE

          Maine College of Art (12-1)

Maine Maritime Academy (11-30) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-30)]

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (11-15)

Thomas College (12-15)

Unity College in Maine (12-15)

University of Maine (12-15)

University of Maine at Farmington (11-15)

University of Maine at Machias (12-15)

University of New England (12-1)

MARYLAND

          Goucher College (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

            Loyola University in Maryland (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-1)]

McDaniel College (EA 11-1 and EA II 12-1) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (1-15)]

Morgan State University (11-15)

Mount Saint Mary’s University (12-1)

Salisbury University (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

Saint John’s College (11-15)

University of Maryland Baltimore County (11-1)

University of Maryland College Park (11-1)

Washington College (12-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-15) and

ED II (12-15) plans]

MASSACHUSETTS

          Assumption College (11-1)

Babson College (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            Bay Path College (12-15)

Becker College (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

Berklee College of Music (11-1)

Boston College (11-1) [restrictive plan—below is the statement from the

website of the university:

 A student applying Early Action to Boston College may apply to other Early Action programs.

› A student applying to a binding Early Decision II program may apply Early Action to Boston College.

 A student applying to a binding Early Decision program may not apply Early Action to Boston College.

 The Early Action review process is more selective than Regular Decision.

            Bridgewater State University (11-15)

Clark University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

Curry College (12-1)

Dean College (12-20)

Emerson College (11-1)

Emmanuel College (11-1)

            Framingham State University (11-15)

Gordon College (10-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (10-15)]

            Hampshire College (12-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-15) and ED

II (1-1) plans]

            Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges [restrictive plan—below is the statement from

the website of the university:

            You may apply Early Action to any public college/university

or to foreign universities;

You may not apply Early Action or Early Decision to any private institutions in the United States;

            Lasell College (11-15)

Lesley University (12-1)

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (12-1)

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (12-1)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EA 11-1 and EA II 12-1)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (11-1)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy (11-1)

Merrimack College (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

            Montserrat College of Art (12-1)

Nichols College (12-1)

Northeastern University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision

 plan (11-1)]

Regis College (12-1)

Salem State University (11-15)

Simmons College (12-1)

Stonehill College (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (12-1)]

            Suffolk University (11-15)

University of Massachusetts at Amherst (11-1)

University of Massachusetts at Boston (12-1)

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (11-15)

University of Massachusetts at Lowell (11-1)

Wheaton College (11-15) [also supports Early Decision (11-15) and

ED II (1-15) plans]

            Wheelock College (12-1)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) (11-1)

Worcester State University (11-15)

MICHIGAN

Central Michigan University (5-1)

College for Creative Studies (12-1)

            Kalamazoo College (11-15) [also supports Early Decision (11-15) and

ED II (2-15) plans]

            Kettering University (11-15)

Madonna University (11-1)

            Michigan State University (10-17)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (11-1)

MINNESOTA

          College of Saint Benedict (11-15)

Gustavus Adolphus College (11-1)

Hamline University (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

McNally Smith College of Music (2-1) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (2-1)]

Minneapolis College of Art and Design (12-1) [also supports an Early

Decision plan (12-1)]

Saint John’s University (11-15)

MISSISSIPPI

          Millsaps College (11-15)

MISSOURI

          Stephens College (1-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

MONTANA

            Carroll College (12-1)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

          Colby-Sawyer College (12-1)

New Hampshire Institute of Art (12-7)

          Rivier University (11-15)

Saint Anselm College (11-15)

Southern New Hampshire University (11-15)

University of New Hampshire (11-15)

NEW JERSEY

          Bloomfield College (12-1)

Caldwell University (12-1)

Felician University (11-15)

            Georgian Court University (11-15)

Kean University (12-1)

Monmouth University (12-1)

Montclair State University (11-15)

Princeton University (11-1) [restrictive plan—below is the statement from

the website of the university:

You may not apply to an early program at any other private college or university, but you may apply early to any public institution, as long as the decision is nonbinding.

  • You may apply to any international institution, as long as the decision is nonbinding.
  • You may apply to any college with a nonbinding rolling admission process.

Rider University (11-15)

Rutgers University New Brunswick (11-1)

Saint Peter’s University (12-1)

Seton Hall University (EA 11-15 and EA II 12-15)

William Paterson University of New Jersey (12-1)

NEW MEXICO

          Saint John’s College (11-15)

NEW YORK

          Adelphi University (12-1)

Bard College (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

Canisius College (11-1)

College of Mount Saint Vincent (11-15)

College of Saint Rose (12-1)

Concordia College (11-1)

Elmira College (10-15)

Eugene Lang College of The New School University (11-1)

Fordham University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

Hofstra University (11-15)

Iona College (12-1)

Ithaca College (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

LIM College (11-15)

LeMoyne College (11-15)

Long Island University Brooklyn (12-1)

Long Island University Post (12-1)

Manhattanville College (12-1)

Mannes College of Music of The New School University (11-1)

Marist College (11-15) [also supports Early Decision (11-15) and

ED II (2-1) plans]

            Mercy College (12-1)

Molloy College (12-1)

            New York Institute of Technology (11-1)

Pace University, New York City (EA 11-1 and EA II 12-1) [also supports

                                                                        an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

Pace University, Briarcliff/Pleasantville (EA 11-1 and EA II 12-1) [also

                                                supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

Parsons The New School for Design (11-1)

Pratt Institute (11-1)

Siena College (2-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (12-1)]

State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland (11-15)

SUNY College at New Paltz (11-15)

SUNY College at Oneonta (11-15)

SUNY College at Purchase (11-15)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (11-15)

SUNY University at Albany (11-15)

SUNY University at Binghamton (11-15)

SUNY University at Buffalo (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-15)]

The King’s College (11-30)

The Sage Colleges (12-1)

Wagner College (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (12-1)]

Wells College (12-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (12-15)]

NORTH CAROLINA

          Elon University (11-10) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            Greensboro College (12-15)

Guilford College (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

High Point University (11-16) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-2)]

            Lenoir-Rhyne College (11-7)

            North Carolina State University (10-15)

Piedmont International University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-1)]

            Queens University of Charlotte (12-1)

            University of North Carolina at Asheville (11-15)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (10-15)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (11-1)

University of North Carolina at Wilmington (11-1)

Warren Wilson College (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-15)]

Western Carolina University (11-15)

William Peace University (11-15

OHIO

          Case Western Reserve University (11-1) [also supports Early

Decision (11-1) and ED II (1-15) plans]

Cleveland Institute of Art (12-1)

College of Wooster (11-15) [also supports Early Decision (11-1)

and ED II (1-15) plans]

            Columbus College of Art and Design (12-1)

John Carroll University (12-1)

            Miami University of Ohio (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-15)]

            Ohio State University (11-1)

            Ohio Wesleyan University (1-15) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-15)]

University of Akron (11-1)

University of Cincinnati (12-1)

University of Dayton (12-15)

Wittenberg University (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-15)]

OKLAHOMA

University of Tulsa (11-1)

OREGON

George Fox University (11-15)

Lewis and Clark College (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-1)]

Linfield College (11-15)

Oregon State University (11-1)

University of Oregon (11-1)

Willamette University (11-15)

PENNSYLVANIA

          Dickinson College (12-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-15)

and ED II (1-15) plans]

            Drexel University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            Duquesne University (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            LaSalle University (11-15)

Lycoming College (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

            Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (12-1) [also supports an Early

                                                                                                Decision plan (12-1)]

Saint Joseph’s University (11-15)

Susquehanna University (11-1) [restrictive plan—applicant may apply EA

only if s/he has a legacy with Susquehanna; also supports Early Decision (11-15) and EA II (12-1) plans]

            Temple University (11-1)

            University of Scranton (11-15)

Ursinus College (1-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (2-1)]

            Villanova University (11-1)

Washington and Jefferson College (1-15) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (12-1)]

            Westminster College (11-15)

PUERTO RICO

          University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla (1-15)

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (1-30)

RHODE ISLAND

          Bryant University (12-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-17)

and ED II (1-15) plans]

            Providence College (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (12-1)]

Roger Williams University (12-1)

Salve Regina University (11-1)

University of Rhode Island (12-1)

SOUTH CAROLINA

          College of Charleston (11-1)

Erskine College (11-1)

Furman University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            Presbyterian College (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

            University of South Carolina at Columbia (10-15)

Wofford College (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)

TENNESSEE

          Fisk University (12-1)

Rhodes College (11-15) [also supports Early Decision (11-1)

and ED II (1-1) plans]

            University of the South (Sewanee) (12-1) [also supports Early

Decision (11-15) and ED II (1-15) plans]

TEXAS

          Abilene Christian University (11-1)

Austin College (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

Baylor University (11-1)

Our Lady of the Lake University (11-14)

Southern Methodist University (11-1) [also supports and Early

Decision (11-1) and ED II (1-15) plans]

Southwestern University (12-1) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-1)]

Tarleton State University (3-1)

Texas A&M (10-15) [for engineering majors only]

            Texas Christian University (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-1)]

Trinity University (11-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-1)

and ED II (1-1) plans]

            University of Dallas (12-1)

University of Saint Thomas (12-1)

UTAH

          Neumont University (11-2)

University of Utah (12-1)

VERMONT

          Bennington College (12-1) [also supports Early Decision (11-15)

and ED II (1-3) plans]

            Green Mountain College (11-1)

Lyndon State College (11-1)

Marlboro College (1-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

            Saint Michael’s College (11-1)

Sterling College (12-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-15)]

University of Vermont (11-1)

VIRGINIA

          Christendom College (12-1)

Christopher Newport University (12-1) [also supports an Early

Decision plan (11-15)]

            Emory and Henry College (12-1)

George Mason University (11-1)

Hampden-Sydney College (1-15) [also supports an Early Decision

plan (11-15)]

            Hampton University (11-1)

Hollins University (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision plan (10-15)]

            James Madison University (11-1)

Longwood University (12-1)

Old Dominion University (12-1)

Patrick Henry College (11-1)

Radford University (12-1)

Randolph College (11-15)

Randolph-Macon College (11-15)

Sweet Briar College (11-1)

University of Mary Washington (11-15) [also supports an Early Decision

                                                                                                plan (11-1)]

University of Virginia (11-1)

University of Virginia College at Wise (12-1)

WASHINGTON

          Cornish College of the Arts (12-1)

          Gonzaga University (11-15)

Northwest University (11-15)

Seattle Pacific University (11-15)

Seattle University (11-15)

Whitworth University (11-30)

WEST VIRGINIA

          Shepherd University (11-15)

WISCONSIN

          Beloit College (11-1) [also supports an Early Decision plan (11-1)]

Lawrence University (EA 11-1 and EA II 12-1)

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (12-1)

This list was compiled by Cigus Vanni, longtime member of the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling Executive Board and former member of the NACAC Professional Development Committee (2007-2010).  Sources consulted included The College Handbook, 2017 by the College Board; individual college websites; the College Board Common Data Set; and various college admissions offices by telephone.  As is the case with all aspects of college admission, use lists as guides and be certain to double check with individual admissions offices

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