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CollegeRequire SAT subject tests?Require essay/writing in SAT/ACT?Superscore/Score Choice*Self-reported scores?
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American UniversityNot required, test optional plan, does not require SAT/ACT scoresNo-*Super Score means colleges take your highest score from each test section, and combine those high scores from different test dates into a highest-possible composite score.

Score Choice means you can decide which SAT scores to send and which not to send. With Score Choice, if you choose to send SAT scores from a certain test date, you can't pick and choose which sections to send - it's all or nothing. You'll have a choice of which test dates you want to send in the case of the regular SAT and your choice of which individual tests you want to send in the case of SAT subject tests.
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Amherst CollegeNo, but we will consider these scores if you submit them.Yes, recommendedSuperscore
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Babson CollegeNo
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Barnard CollegeNo longer requires SAT II Subject Tests but will consider them if submittedOptionalsuperscore for SAT not ACTNo
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Boston UniversityOptionalNoNot mentionedNo
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Bowdoin CollegeNo, SAT I and II and/or ACT is optionalNoSuperscore
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Brandeis UniversityOptional. Brandeis test-optional policy: Option 1: Submit SAT or ACT Option 2: Submit three exams from the approved list. One exam must be from a Science or Math discipline, one exam must be from an English or Social Science discipline, and the third exam may be from a discipline of the student’s choice. Option 3: Submit an academic portfolio through the Common Application or Brandeis Application, including:NoNot mentioned
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Brown UniversityRecommends submitting two SAT subject testsYesScore Choice, although a delay may mean we will not read your application until we receive a full set of official test scoresYes
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California Institute of TechnologyYes, must submit SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2 (official scores from testing agency) AND 1 SAT science subject test: biology (ecological), biology (molecular), chemistry, or physics (official scores from testing agency)YesSuperscore
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California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo)OptionalNot mentionedNot mentionedYes
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Carnegie Mellon UniversitySubject Test results are recommended for various programs, see the chart in the link for detailsNot mentionedSuperscore
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Case Western Reserve UniversityNot requiredOptionalSuperscoreYes
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Chapman UniversityNot requiredRecommendedYes for SAT, No for ACT
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Claremont McKenna CollegeNot required YesSuperscore
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Columbia UniversityNot requiredNoScore ChoiceYes
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Cornell UniversityNo, unless applying to Arts and Sciences: Two subjects of your choice OR Engineering: Mathematics (any level) and a science of your choiceNoSuperscore but must submit ALL scores.No
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Dartmouth UniversityRecommends submitting two SAT subject testsYesSuperscore
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Duke UniversityRecommends submitting two SAT subject testsYesSuperscoreYes
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Emory UniversityNot requiredOptionalYes for SAT, No for ACTYes
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Fordham UniversityNot requiredNoSuperscoreNo - official scores should be received within two weeks of the deadline.
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George Washington UniversityOptionalNoSuperscore the SAT but not the ACT
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Georgetown UniversityYes, strongly recommended that all candidates submit three SAT Subject Tests scores. NoSuperscore
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Georgia Institute of TechnologyOptionalYesSuperscore
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Harvard CollegeNormally require two SAT Subject TestsYesSuperscore, but students who take SAT more than twice will lead to diminishing returnsYes
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Harvey Mudd CollegeTwo SAT Subject Tests.* One must be in Math Level 2; the other can be in any subject the student choosesNoSuperscore
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Johns Hopkins UniversityNo, although applicants interested in an engineering major are encouraged to submit scores from the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test and at least one science SAT Subject TestOptionalSuperscoreYes
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Lehigh UniversityOptionalNot mentionedScore choice
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Maryland, University ofNot requiredNoSuperscore
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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyYes, must submit: Math SAT II Subject Test - either Math Level 1 OR Math Level 2; AND Science SAT II Subject Test - either Biology OR Chemistry OR PhysicsRecommendedSuperscore
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Middlebury CollegeThree SAT II Subject Tests in different academic disciplines (Math I and Math II, for example, do not qualify as two distinct Subject Tests)Not mentionedSuperscore
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New York UniversityNot required, however in place of the SAT I applicants can submit SAT subject tests. Stern School of Business requires one of the subject exams to be Math Level 1 OR Math Level 2.
The Tandon School of Engineering requires one literature or humanities score, one math score, and one science score.
NoScore choice and superscoreNo
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Northeastern UniversityNoNoNot mentionedNo
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Northwestern UniversityWhile SAT Subject Tests are optional for most undergraduate applicants, scores from SAT Subject Tests are required for applicants to the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), the Integrated Science Program (ISP) and applicants who have been home-schooled.
HPME: Chemistry and Math Level 2
ISP: Chemistry, Physics and Math Level 2
Home-schooled: Math Level 1 or 2, plus two other SAT Subject Tests of the applicant's choice from different areas (i.e., not two science or two foreign language or two history, etc.)
NoSuperscore and score choice
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Ohio State UniversityNot requiredNoScore choice, best scores from one sitting
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Penn StateNot requiredNo?
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Pepperdine UniversityNot requiredNoYes for SAT, No for ACT
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Pitzer CollegeNo, SAT I and II and/or ACT is optional except for 7-Year Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine Program Applicants who must submit the SAT I or ACT. --
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Pomona CollegeNo, SAT Subject Test scores are optionalRecommendedSuperscore
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Princeton UniversityRecommends submitting two SAT subject testsYesScore choice
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Purdue UniversityNot required
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Rensselaer Polytechnic InsituteOptionalOptional but recommendedNo, not offered
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Rice UniversityRecommend two Subject Tests in fields related to their proposed area of study.OptionalSuperscore but must submit ALL scores.
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Rutgers, New BrunswickNot required (website doesn't mention)Strongly recommended?
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San Jose State UniversityNot required
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Santa Clara University Yes
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Smith CollegeOptional, SAT1/ACT is optional for US citizens, SAT1/ACT is required for international studentNot mentionedNot mentioned
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Stanford UniversityRecommended but not requiredYesSuperscoreYes
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Stony Brook UniversityNot requiredRecommended but not requiredSuperscoreNo
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Swarthmore CollegeNo, but we will consider these scores if you submit them. If you have indicated an interest in our engineering program, you are encouraged to submit the Math 2 Subject Test.NoSuperscore
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The Cooper UnionNo except all Engineering applicants must submit two SAT II subject test scores. One must be in Math (Level 1 or 2) and the other must be in either Physics or Chemistry.No Superscore
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Tufts UniversityTufts requires either the SAT (without the optional essay) plus two SAT Subject Tests, or the ACT (the writing section will no longer be required.+ look at specific department for more info)NoSuperscoreYes
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Tulane UniversityOptionalNoYes for SAT, No for ACT
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University of California, BerkeleyRecommended but not required. College of Chemistry and College of Engineering: Math Level 2 and a science test (Biology E/M, Chemistry, or Physics) which closely relate to the applicant's intended major are recommended.YesScore choice Yes
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University of California, DavisNot requiredYesScore choice Yes
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University of California, IrvineHenry Samueli School of Engineering (including the joint Computer Science and Engineering major): Math Level 2 and a science test (Biology E/M, Chemistry, or Physics) closely related to the applicant's intended major.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Biology M, Chemistry, and/or Math Level 2.
School of Physical Sciences: Math Level 2.
Program in Public Health Sciences: Biology E, Biology M, and/or Chemistry.
Program in Public Health Policy: Biology E, Biology M, and/or World History.
YesScore choice Yes
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University of California, Los AngelesRecommended but not required. Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science: Math Level 2 and a science test (Biology E/M, Chemistry, or Physics) which closely relate to the applicant's intended major are recommended.YesScore choice Yes
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University of California, San Diego2 SAT Subject Tests closely related to your major are recommended for engineering, biological or physical sciences majors. YesScore choice Yes
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University of California, Santa BarbaraNot required, however at UCSB the College of Creative Studies recommends a SAT subject test related to an applicant’s chosen major. The College of Engineering recommends that all applicants take the Math Level 2 subject test.YesScore choice Yes
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University of ChicagoNot requiredNoSuperscoreYes
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University of Illinois - Urbana ChampaignNot requiredYes
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University of MassachusettsNot required
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University of MichiganOptionalYesScore choiceNo
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University of Minnesota, ​Twin CitiesNot requiredRecommendedSuperscore
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University of North Carolina, Chapel HillOptionalRecommendedSuperscore
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University of Notre DameRecommend that applicants who are enrolled in a home-school curriculum submit SAT Subject Test scores & regular students for school credit)NoSuperscore for SAT but not ACT
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University of PennsylvaniaRecommends submitting two SAT subject testsNoScore choice and superscore but does not combine old and new SATNo
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University of PittsburghNo
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University of RochesterOptionalYesYes for SAT and ACT
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University of San FranciscoYes
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University of Southern CaliforniaRequire SAT Subject tests only from first-year applicants who do not attend a regionally accredited high school (such as home school, some non-accredited parochial or community based programs, even some newer schools)OptionalSuperscore but does not combine old and new SATNo
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University of Texas, AustinNot requiredNoScore choiceNo
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University of VirginiaOptionalOptionalSuperscore
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University of WashingtonNot requiredNoSuperscores SATNo
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University of Wisconsin, MadisonNot required (website doesn't mention)NoScore choice, best scores from one sitting
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Vanderbilt UniversityNo, SAT Subject Test scores are optionalNoSuperscore
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Vassar CollegeSAT Subject Tests are not required, and students opting not to send Subject Tests will not be penalized. However, SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted as part of a testing profile.NoSuperscore
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Wake Forest UniversityOptionalNoSuperscore for SAT
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Washington University in St LouisNo, SAT Subject Test scores are optionalNoSuperscoreYes, students can self report test scores
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Wellesley CollegeOptionalYesNo
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Wesleyan UniversityOptionalNot mentionedSuperscore
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William and Mary, College ofOptionalNoSuperscore
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Williams CollegeNo longer required.NoHighest testing results reported for each version of the test
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Yale UniversityRecommended but not requiredYesSuperscoreYes
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