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Institutions Using Subject Tests

Using SAT Subject Tests for admission and placement

Approximately 160 institutions require or recommend SAT Subject Test scores for admission and placement of incoming students. The tests are a trusted and reliable assessment of students' knowledge and college readiness.

 Subject Tests are particularly useful:

  • In combination with the SAT—to add validity to predicting student success
  • To strengthen retention and minimize additional student testing after acceptance
  • To determine course placement—Subject Tests can replace locally administered assessments and ensure that students are placed in courses in which they are most likely to succeed

Many institutions either require or recommend taking Subject Tests

Your students can review college catalogs, college search engines, or college handbooks to find out if the institutions require scores for admission and, if so, how many tests and in which subjects.

Should students take Subject Tests even if they are not required?

Even if they are not required, many colleges still consider Subject Test scores in the admission process. By taking the tests, students can show their:

  • Thorough knowledge of a certain subject
  • Academic interest
  • Determination to succeed

Taking Subject Tests can also help students while they are in high school. A student scoring well on a particular Subject Test may wish to take an honors or AP course in that subject.

Institutions using SAT Subject Tests

Alfred University
Allegheny College
American University
Amherst College
Art Institute of Southern California
Atlantic Union College
Augusta State University
Babson College
Ball State University
Baltimore City Community College
Baptist College of Florida

Barnard College
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
California Institute of Technology
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
California University of Pennsylvania
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University of America
Centre College
Chapman University
Charleston Southern University
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
City University of New York: Brooklyn College
Claremont McKenna College
Clarkson University
Coastal Georgia Community College
Colby College
Colgate University
The College of New Jersey
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
 
Columbia University:
   Fu Foundation School of Engineering
   and Applied Science
Columbus State University
Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Darton College
Davidson College
Deep Springs College
DeKalb Technical College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drew University
Duke University
Duquesne University
Eckerd College
Emory University
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University: College at Florham
Fordham University
Fort Valley State University
Francis Marion University
Franklin College
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gordon College
Goshen College
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hamilton College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampshire College
Hampton University
Hanover College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Henderson State
Hillsdale College
Hiram College
Hollins University
Hood College
Indiana University
Irvine Valley College
Ithaca College
Jarvis Christian College
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson C. Smith University
Knox College
Lafayette College
LaGrange College
Lehigh  University
Lynchburg College
Macalester College
Marquette University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massasoit Community College

McDaniel College
McGill University
Miami University
Michigan Technological University
Middle Georgia College
Middlebury College
Molloy College
Morehouse College
Morris College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York State College of Ceramics at
   Alfred University

New York University
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma City University
Old Dominion University
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Point Loma Nazarene University
Polytechnic University:
   Long Island Campus
Pomona College
Pontifical College Josephinum
Portland State University
Princeton University
Providence College
Queen of the Holy Rosary College
Queens College, City University of New York
Randolph-Macon College
Reed College
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Restaurant School
Rice University
Rollins College
Salem State College
Scripps College
Silver Lake College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southwest Texas State University
Southwestern University
St. Joseph's University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Stanford University
State University of New York:
   Purchase
Stevens Institute of Technology
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Sweet Briar College
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
The College of New Jersey
Thiel College
Trinity University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of California:
   Berkeley
   Davis
   Irvine
   Los Angeles
   Riverside
   San Diego
   Santa Barbara
   Santa Cruz
University of Delaware
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Illinois:
   Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Maine

University of Mary Washington
University of Minnesota:
   Minneapolis
University of Missouri:
   Kansas City
University of Mobile
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puerto Rico:
   Bayamon Technologica
University of Puerto Rico:
   Ponce University College
   Mayaguez Campus[PC1] 
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
University of Texas:
   Austin
   Dallas
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Ursinus College
Valley Forge Christian College
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villa Julie College
Villanova University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
   and State University
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Webb Institute
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College
Whitman College
Widener University
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University
Youngstown State University

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