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SAT-Optional Colleges

Question: Do you have a list of all the colleges that do not require SAT scores?

FairTest, a Massachusetts-based organization that is critical of the use of standardized testing in college admission decisions, maintains a list of SAT-optional institutions. You can find it at: http://www.fairtest.org/optstat.htm. Be sure to pay attention to the footnotes that follow the names of some places listed. These schools may ask for SAT II's instead of SAT I's (e.g., Union College in NY) or waive the SAT I requirements only for students with certain ranks or GPA's (e.g., Franklin and Marshall in PA).

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