240+ “Top Tier” Schools which Deemphasize the ACT/SAT in Admissions Decisions per US News & World Report Best Colleges Guide (2017 Edition)

240+ “Top Tier” Schools which Deemphasize the ACT/SAT in Admissions Decisions per US News & World Report Best Colleges Guide (2017 Edition)

National Liberal Arts Colleges

4. Middlebury College (VT) “Test Flexible”

6. Bowdoin College (ME)

12. Colby College (ME) “Test Flexible”

12. Hamilton College (NY) “Test Flexible”

12. Smith College (MA)

21. Wesleyan University (CT)

24. Colorado College (CO) “Test Flexible”

27. Bates College (ME)

31. Bryn Mawr College (PA)

32. College of the Holy Cross (MA)

32. Pitzer College (CA)

36. Mount Holyoke College (MA)

38. Skidmore College (NY)

38. Trinity College (CT)

38. Union College (NY)

41. Dickinson College (PA)

41. Whitman College (WA)

47. Franklin and Marshall College (PA)

47. Sewanee — University of the South (TN)

49. Bard College (NY)

50. Connecticut College (CT)

51. Denison University (OH)

51. Gettysburg College (PA)

53. Furman University (SC)

53. St. John’s College (MD)

53. St. Lawrence University (NY)

59. Sarah Lawrence College (NY)

60. Lawrence University (WI)

 

62. Beloit College (WI) 65. Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY) 65. Muhlenberg College (PA) 68. Earlham College (IN) 68. Kalamazoo College (MI). 70. Agnes Scott College (GA) 70. University of Puget Sound (WA) 72. Willamette University (OR) 77. Allegheny College (PA) 77. Gustavus Adolphus (MN) 77. Knox College (IL) 77. Wheaton College (MA) 83. College of the Atlantic (ME) 83. St. John’s College (NM) 83. Transylvania University (KY) 87. Lewis and Clark (OR) 90. Bennington College (VT) 90. Cornell College (IA) 95. Ohio Wesleyan University (OH) 95. Ursinus College (PA) 99. Augustana College (IL) 99. St. Michael’s College (VT) 99. Washington College (MD) 99. Washington & Jefferson College (PA) 108. Drew University (NJ) 108. Juniata College (PA) 108. Lake Forest College (IL) 108. Stonehill College (MA)

113. Goucher College (MD) 113. Ripon College (WI) 115. Elizabethtown College (PA) 115. Presbyterian College (SC) 115. St. Anselm College (NH) 122. Siena College (NY) 128. Illinois College (IL) 128. Marlboro College (VT) 128. McDaniel College (MD) 132. Birmingham-Southern College (AL) 132. Susquehanna University (PA) 132. Whittier College (CA) 140. Roanoke College (VA) 144. Bard College at Simon’s Rock (MA) 146. Guilford College (NC) 149 Hiram College (OH) 154. Carthage College (WI) 154. Lycoming College (PA) 154 William Jewell College (MO) 154. Wittenberg University (OH) 159. Hartwick College (NY) 159. Warren Wilson College (NC) 168. College of Idaho (ID) 174. Elmira College (NY) 174. Northland College (WI) 174. Wells College (NY)

— Not ranked due to “Test-Blind” policy – Hampshire College (MA) —

National Universities

 

27. Wake Forest University (NC) 32. University of Rochester (NY) “Test Flexible” 34. Brandeis University (MA) 36. New York University (NY) “Test Flexible” 56. Univ. of Texas – Austin (TX) “Top 8%” 56. George Washington University (DC) 60. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) 74. Texas A & M (TX) “Top 10%” 74. American University (DC) 74. Clark University (MA) 79. University of Delaware (DE) 96. Drexel University (PA) “Test Flexible” 118. Temple University (PA) 124. DePaul University (IL) 124. Duquesne University (PA) 124 The Catholic University of America (DC) 124. University of Arizona (AZ)

129. Arizona State University (AZ) 129. New School (NY) 133. Hofstra University (NY) 135. Kansas State University (KS) 135. University of Mississippi (MS) 143. George Mason University (VA) 143. Washington State University (WA) “Top 10%” 146. Univ. of Texas – Dallas (TX) “Top 15%” 152. University of Massachusetts – Lowell (MA) 164. St. John’s University (NY) 164. Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) 176. Montclair State University (NJ) 197. University of Nevada – Reno (NV) 202. California State University – Fullerton (CA) 202. University of Alaska – Fairbanks (AK) 210. Old Dominion University (VA) 220. California State University – Fresno (CA)

 

Regional Universities – North 1. Providence College (RI) 2. Fairfield University (CT) 3. Loyola University (MD) 6. Ithaca College (NY) 6. University of Scranton (PA) 9. Marist College (NY) 9. Bryant University (RI) 10. Rowan University (NJ) 11. Quinnipiac University (CT) 11. Saint Joseph’s University (PA) 16. Le Moyne College (NY) 23. Assumption College (MA) 23 Lebanon Valley College (PA) 32. Salve Regina University (RI) 35. Roger Williams University (RI) 35. Wagner College (NY) 38. Hood College (MD) 38. Nazareth College (NY) 44. Sacred Heart University (CT) 51. Endicott College (MA) 56. King’s College (PA) 57. Merrimack College (MA) 61. DeSales University (PA) 61. Mercyhurst University (PA) 67. College of Saint Rose (NY) 67. Johnson and Wales University (RI) 67. Salisbury University (MD) 67. Western New England University (MA) 72. Chatham University (PA) 80. Norwich University (VT) 85. Eastern Connecticut State University (CT) 85. The Sage Colleges (NY) 85. Wheelock College (MA) 91. University of Saint Joseph (CT) 95. SUNY Potsdam (NY) 99. Saint Peter’s University (NJ) 101. Southern New Hampshire University (NH) 104. Plymouth State University (NH) 110. Point Park University (PA) 122. Bay Path University (MA) 122. Utica College (NY) 131. Cabrini University (PA) 131. East Stroudsburg University (PA) 131. Keuka College (NY) 131. Lasell College (MA) 137. Rhode Island College (RI) Regional Universities — South 2. Rollins College (FL) 5. Stetson University (FL) 12. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL) 14. Christopher Newport University (VA) 16. University of Mary Washington (VA) 18. Hampton University (VA) 43. Marymount University (VA) 43. Mississippi University for Women (MS) 47. Radford University (VA) 58. St. Thomas University (FL) 62. Jacksonville University (FL) 62. St. Leo University (FL) 91. King University (TN) 91. Lynn University (FL) Regional Universities – Midwest 3. Drake University (IA) 15. Baldwin-Wallace College (OH) 28. Saint Joseph’s College (IN) 49. Walsh University (OH) 74. Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OK) 94. Northwest Missouri State University (MO)

 

Regional Universities – Midwest (continued) 94. Northwest Missouri State University (MO) 94. Robert Morris University (IL) 94. Wayne State College (NE) 115. Lake Erie College (OH) Regional Universities – West 5. Mills College (CA) 11. Whitworth University (WA) 31. California State Polytechnic — Pomona (CA) 33. San Jose State University (CA) 35. California State Univ. – Long Beach (CA) 37. California State Univ. – Chico (CA) 41. Sonoma State University (CA) 44. Northwest Nazarene University (ID) 50 La Sierra University (CA) 52. Humboldt State University (CA) 52. Walla Walla University (WA) 58. California State Univ. – Monterey Bay (CA) 61. California State Univ. – Los Angeles (CA) 61. California State Univ. – San Bernadino (CA) 61. California State Univ. – Stanislaus (CA) 61. Eastern Washington University (WA) 61. Hawaii Pacific University (HI) 67. Western Oregon University (OR) 68. California State Univ. – Northridge (CA) 73. University of Alaska – Anchorage (AK) 76. Weber State University (UT) 82. California State Univ. – Channel Islands (CA) 82. California State Univ. – Sacramento (CA) 82. Midwestern State University (TX) 88. California State Univ. – San Marcos (CA) 88. University of Texas – Tyler (TX) 91. West Texas A & M University (TX) 93. University of Texas – Permian Basin (TX) Regional Colleges – North 7. University of Maine – Farmington (ME) 8. Cazenovia College (NY) 13. Pennsylvania College of Technology (PA) 13. Wilson College (PA) 15. Unity College (ME) 19. SUNY College of Technology – Delhi (NY) 19. Dean College (MA) 23. University of Maine – Fort Kent (ME) 26. Monroe College (NY) 27 Mount Ida College (MA) 27. University of Maine – Presque Isle (ME) 29. Keystone College (PA) 31. Paul Smith’s College (NY) Regional Colleges – South 4. Catawba College (NC) 9. Bennett College (NC) 10. Belmont Abbey College (NC) 23. Keiser University (FL) 23. Lees-McRae College (NC) 32. Everglades University (FL) 52. Chipola College (FL) 52. Georgia Gwinnett College (GA) Regional Colleges – Midwest 43. Dickinson State University (ND) 46. Olivet College (MI) 48. Midland University (NB) 50. Dunwoody College of Technology (MN) Regional Colleges – West 3. Oregon Institute of Technology (OR) 10. East Texas Baptist University (TX) 17. St. Gregory’s University (OK) 22. Southwestern Christian University (OK) 31. University of Houston – Downtown (TX)

 

 

 

 

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