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What Colleges Require SAT Essay Submission

Everyone knows that, in general, the SAT Essay is an optional section. The College Board doesn’t require students to take it. However, some colleges actually do. What colleges require SAT essay scores is good information to have when sending out applications.

The tables below clarify what colleges require SAT essay scores, and which ones recommend you sending them, in addition to your regular scores.

For clarity, here is how the new SAT Essay is scored by the College Board.

Schools That Require The SAT Essay

School Required Or Suggested
Benedictine University Required
City University London Required
Delaware State University Required
DeSales University Required
Dominican University of California Required
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Required
Howard University Required
John Wesley University Required
Kentucky State University Required
Martin Luther College Required
Molloy College Required
Schreiner University Required
Soka University of America Required
Southern California Institute of Architecture Required
Texas A&M University—Galveston Required
United States Military Academy (West Point) Required
University of California System Schools Required
University of North Texas Required
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Required
Western Carolina University Required

Schools That Suggest The SAT Essay

School Required Or Suggested
Abilene Christian University Suggested
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Suggested
Allegheny College Suggested
Amherst College Suggested
Art Institute of Houston Suggested
Augsburg University Suggested
Austin College Suggested
Caldwell University Suggested
California State University, Northridge Suggested
Central Connecticut State University Suggested
Central Michigan University Suggested
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Suggested
Coastal Carolina University Suggested
Colby College Suggested
College of Wooster Suggested
Colorado School of Mines Suggested
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Suggested
Corban University Suggested
Cornerstone University Suggested
Dallas Christian College Suggested
Duke University Suggested
Eastern Illinois University Suggested
Eastern Nazarene College Suggested
Easternn University Suggested
Endicott College Suggested
Five Towns College Suggested
Gallaudet University Suggested
George Washington University Suggested
Georgia Highlands College Suggested
Greenville University Suggested
Gwynedd Mercy University Suggested
High Point University Suggested
Hofstra University Suggested
Holy Family University Suggested
Husson University Suggested
Indiana University South Bend Suggested
Indiana University Southeast Suggested
Indiana Wesleyan University Suggested
Inter American University of Puerto Rico: Barranquitas Campus Suggested
Juilliard School Suggested
Keiser University (West Palm Beach) Suggested
Lehigh University Suggested
Madonna University Suggested
Manhattan College Suggested
Marymount California University Suggested
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Suggested
McMurry University Suggested
Mercy College Suggested
Modern College of Design Suggested
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Suggested
Morehouse College Suggested
Mount Saint Mary College Suggested
Mount St. Joseph University Suggested
National-Louis University Suggested
New Jersey City University Suggested
Nichols College Suggested
North Park University Suggested
Occidental College Suggested
Ohio University Suggested
Oregon State University Suggested
Purdue University Northwest Suggested
Randall University Suggested
Randolph-Macon College Suggested
Reading Area Community College Suggested
Rowan University Suggested
Rutgers University—Camden Campus Suggested
Rutgers University—Newark Campus Suggested
Saint Michael’s College Suggested
Sciences Po Suggested
Seton Hill University Suggested
Shiloh University Suggested
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Suggested
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Suggested
Southern Illinois University of Carbondale Suggested
Southern Oregon University Suggested
Spring Hill College Suggested
Sul Ross State University Suggested
SUNY Farmingdale State College Suggested
SUNY University at Stony Brook Suggested
Tarleton State University Suggested
Texas A&M International University Suggested
Texas A&M University Suggested
Texas State University Suggested
The King’s College Suggested
United States Air Force Academy Suggested
University of Evansville Suggested
University of La Verne Suggested
University of Mary Hardin—Baylor Suggested
University of Massachusetts Amherst Suggested
University of Minnesota: Twin Cities Suggested
University of New England Suggested
University of Northwestern—St. Paul Suggested
University of the Virgin Islands Suggested
University of Toledo Suggested
University of Washington Bothell Suggested
VanderCook College of Music Suggested
Virginia Union University Suggested
Wabash College Suggested
Webb Institute Suggested
Webber International University Suggested
Wesleyan College Suggested
William Jewell College Suggested

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