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California Colleges and Universities

Many colleges and universities have recently updated their standardized testing requirements, check here to see whether your choice of school considers or requires the SAT/ACT.

California Colleges and Universities

College/UniversityStandardized Test Policy (2023 entry)
University of California (UC Berkeley,
UCLA, UCSD, etc.)
Does Not Consider
Cal State Schools (all CSU,
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, etc.)
Check for Updates
Stanford UniversityRequired
California Institute of TechnologyDoes not Consider
Claremont Colleges (Harvey Mudd,
Pomona, Claremont McKenna, etc.)
Check for Updates
University of Southern CaliforniaTemporarily Optional
Pepperdine UniversityTemporarily Optional
Occidental CollegeTemporarily Optional

United States Colleges and Universities

US Colleges and Universities

College/University Standardized Test Policy (2023 entry)
Harvard CollegeTemporarily Optional
Princeton UniversityCheck for Updates
Yale UniversityCheck for Updates
Columbia UniversityTemporarily Optional
Brown UniversityCheck for Updates
University of PennsylvaniaCheck for Updates
Dartmouth UniversityCheck for Updates
Cornell UniversityTemporarily Optional
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Check for Updates
University of ChicagoCheck for Updates
Duke UniversityCheck for Updates
Northwestern UniversityRequired

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