Aug 30

Ultimate List of Colleges Going Test-Free in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced several US schools and institutions to decide to waive the requirement for candidates to the class of 2026 to submit scores from standardized tests. For the 2022–2023 admissions season, certain universities have opted to maintain their test-optional policies. Which institutions won’t require tests in 2022? Find out below!

You may be already aware of the fact that, in light of the global epidemic, a significant number of US universities have chosen to maintain the test-optional policy they put in place last year. Many institutions have made test results optional for at least one more year in order to alleviate the pressure on students who have little access to testing chances due to numerous exams being postponed and many students being unable to travel to open testing locations in 2020.

While some institutions have taken things a step further and announced that test scores will be optional after 2022 (whether that be for an additional 2-3 years or permanently), many of the most prestigious institutions in the country have firmly stated that they do not intend to adopt permanent test-optional policies.

Do you want to improve your chances of getting into a top-tier university? Schedule your consultation with Tokyo Academics today!

Understandably, many students are uncertain about the testing criteria for the institutions they intend to apply to because schools are free to use COVID-19 however they see fit. For the upcoming application year, we’ve compiled a complete list of all US universities that have chosen to go test-optional in some way (and beyond).

Don’t panic if the colleges you want to attend still require test results in 2021–2022. Also, if you’re one of the people who won’t be able to provide test results, you’ll want to make sure that the remainder of your application makes your qualifications stand out even more.

 

What is a college that’s test-optional?

Colleges that accept SAT or ACT results do not mandate them. Whether or not you submit your test results is entirely up to you. Feel free to brag about your SAT performance if you did well. If your score is below average, on the other hand, you can decide not to reveal it and focus on strengthening other aspects of your application.

 

List of all universities offering test-optional admission in 2022

NOTE: Only use this list as a general reference. Since test-optional regulations change frequently, we advise applicants to check with each institution before applying.

Northeast

  • Adelphi University
  • Alfred University
  • Allegheny College
  • Amherst College
  • Arcadia University (PA)
  • University of the Arts
  • Assumption University (MA)
  • College of the Atlantic
  • Babson College
  • Bard College
  • Bard College at Simon’s Rock
  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Bennington College
  • Bentley University
  • Boston Architectural College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Caldwell University
  • Cambridge College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cazenovia College
  • Champlain College
  • Clark University
  • Clarkson University
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • University of Connecticut
  • The Cooper Union
  • Cornell University
  • Curry College
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Delaware
  • Delaware Valley University
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • Elms College
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Endicott College
  • Fairfield University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Fordham University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Gannon University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Gordon College
  • Goucher College
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard College
  • Haverford College
  • Hilbert College
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Hult International Business School
  • Husson University
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • The Juilliard School
  • Juniata College
  • Keuka College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lesley University
  • Loyola University, Maryland
  • University of Maine
  • Manhattan College
  • Mansfield University
  • Marist College
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy

 

  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Merrimack College
  • Middlebury College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Neumann Univerity
  • New England College
  • University of New Hampshire
  • The New School – Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Pace University
  • Parsons, The New School for Design
  • Pennsylvania State University (all campuses)
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Plymouth State University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Quincy University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Rider University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Rochester
  • Roger Williams University
  • Rutgers University – Camden
  • Rutgers University – Newark
  • Saint Anselm College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John’s College
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • St. Mary’s College (MD)
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Saint Peters University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Salem State University
  • Salisbury University
  • Salve Regina University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Skidmore College
  • Slippery Rock University
  • University of Southern New Hampshire
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stonehill College
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Susquehanna University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Towson University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Union College
  • Ursinus College
  • Utica College
  • Vassar College
  • University of Vermont
  • Villanova University
  • Wagner College
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • Washington Adventist University
  • Washington College
  • Wellesley College
  • Wells College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wesleyan University
  • West Chester University
  • Western New England University
  • Wheaton College
  • Widener University
  • Williams College
  • Wilmington University
  • Wilson College
  • Yale University
  • York College
 

Do you want to improve your chances of getting into a top-tier university? Schedule your consultation with Tokyo Academics today!

Mid West

  • University of Akron
  • Albion College
  • Alma College
  • Anderson University
  • Antioch College
  • Augsburg University
  • Augustana College
  • Augustana University
  • Ball State University
  • Beloit College
  • Benedictine College
  • Bradley University
  • Butler University
  • Carleton College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnatti
  • Columbia College
  • Concordia College
  • Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Creighton University
  • University of Dayton
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University
  • DePauw University
  • Drury University
  • Earlham College
  • Elmhurst College
  • University of Evansville
  • Finlandia University
  • Franklin University
  • Goshen College
  • Governor’s State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Grinnell College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Hartwick College
  • Hiram College
  • Hope College
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Illinois State University
  • University of Illinois (All campuses)
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Iowa
  • IUPUI
  • Kalamazoo College
  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • Kent State University
  • Kenyon College
  • Knox College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Lawrence University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Lourdes University
  • Macalester College
  • Marietta College
  • Marquette University
  • Miami University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Monmouth College
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio Dominican Univrsity
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Ripon College
  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • St. Olaf College
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Tiffin University
  • University of Toledo
  • Truman State University
  • Valparaiso University
  • Wabash College
  • Wartburg College
  • Washington University St. Louis
  • Webster University
  • Western Illinois University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Westminster College
  • Wichita State University
  • William Jewell College
  • Winona State University
  • University of Wisconsin (All campuses)
  • Wittenberg University
  • College of Wooster
  • Xavier University

South

  • American University
  • Barry University
  • Baylor University
  • Bellarmine University
  • Belmont University
  • Berea College
  • Berry College
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Catawba College
  • Centre College
  • College of Charleston
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Concordia University Texas
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • University of Dallas
  • Davidson College
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • Eckerd College
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Southern College
  • Furman University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown College
  • Guilford College
  • Hendrix College
  • High Point University
  • Hollins University
  • Hood College
  • University of Houston
  • Howard University
  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Lamar University
  • University of Louisville
  • Lynn University
  • University of Mary Washington
  • McDaniel College
  • Mercer University
  • University of Miami
  • Miles College
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • University of North Carolina (All Campuses)
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Old Dominion University
  • Presbyterian College
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • University of Richmond
  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • Rollins College
  • St. Edward’s University
  • St. John’s College
  • Saint Leo University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Sewanee: The University Of The South
  • Shenandoah University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southwestern University
  • Spalding University
  • Spelman College
  • Stetson University
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Tennessee Tech. University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Texas (All Campuses)
  • Transylvania University
  • Trinity University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Tulsa
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • University of Virginia
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington & Lee University
  • William & Mary

Do you want to improve your chances of getting into a top-tier university? Schedule your consultation with Tokyo Academics today!

West

  • University of Arizona
  • Arizona State University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Biola University
  • Boise State University
  • California Coll. of the Arts
  • California Lutheran University
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Denver
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Evergreen State College
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Gonzaga University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • University of Idaho
  • University of La Verne
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Linfield College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Mills College
  • University of Montana
  • Montana University System (All campuses)
  • Northern Arizona University

 

  • Occidental College
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Oregon
  • Otis College of Art & Design
  • Pacific Union College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • Portland State University
  • Prescott College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Redlands
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • Santa Clara University
  • Scripps College
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • University of Southern California
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Utah
  • Washington State University
  • University of Washington
  • Western Oregon University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College
  • Whittier College
  • Whitworth University
  • Willamette University
  • University of Wyoming

Pacific

  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • University of Hawaii