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Test-Optional Colleges: Complete List of 500+ Schools

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Sep 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

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SAT and ACT scores are common admission requirements for college. But what if I told you that you could get into a great school without taking either of these exams? Behold test-optional colleges. Colleges that are test optional don't require you to submit SAT or ACT scores but will consider them if submitted.

In this guide, we’ll explain what "test optional" means for different schools before providing you with a comprehensive list of test-optional colleges and universities in the US. The first two lists will cover the best test-optional colleges and universities (i.e., those ranked in the top 100), and the last list will include all other test-optional colleges in the country.

Along the way, we'll also give you a few key tips on when you should and should not send your SAT/ACT test scores to schools.


What Does "Test Optional" Mean?

First things first, what exactly are test-optional colleges? At its most basic definition, test optional means that you do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission to a particular school. So while you may submit test scores if you want, you are not actually required to do so.

Colleges that are test optional de-emphasize the importance of the SAT and ACT by making the tests an unnecessary component of the admission process. So if you took the SAT or ACT but didn’t score as highly as you'd hoped you would, you can apply to test-optional colleges in order to avoid having to send in any unsatisfactory test scores that could potentially hurt your application.

Throughout this article, we refer to a school as being test optional if it does not outright require SAT or ACT scores from all undergraduate applicants.

That said, not all colleges and universities maintain the same policies in regard to their handling of standardized test scores. Below, we look at some of the ways test optional takes on new meanings at different schools.


Test Optional

Truly test-optional schools are exactly as they sound: you decide whether you'd like to submit your SAT/ACT test scores or not. In other words, you get to determine how you want to present yourself to schools.

For example, if you feel your SAT scores are subpar, you might choose to withhold your scores and instead opt for strengthening other parts of your application, such as your personal statement and resume.

Popular test-optional colleges and universities include Bowdoin College, Pitzer College, Wake Forest University, and Brandeis University.


Test Flexible

Test-flexible schools are slightly different from regular test-optional colleges. At these schools, you may submit other test scores in place of SAT/ACT scores. Acceptable scores will vary depending on the institution, but you can generally fulfill the SAT/ACT requirement by submitting scores from SAT Subject Tests, AP tests, IB tests, and/or school-administered placement tests.

Renowned test-flexible schools include NYU, Middlebury College, Drexel University, and the University of Rochester.


Class Rank/GPA Substitution

At some schools, you may forego sending in your SAT/ACT scores only if you meet your school's minimum required GPA or class rank. If you meet these requirements, you will be automatically admitted. If you do not meet these minimum requirements, however, you must then apply as you normally would and submit your SAT/ACT scores with your application.

Specific requirements vary, but you'll typically need at least a ranking in the top 10% or a 3.5 unweighted GPA. 

Well-known schools offering a class rank/GPA substitution policy include UT Austin, Texas A&M, and Washington State University.


Test Blind

The final type of test-optional college is a test-blind college. With this policy, SAT/ACT test scores are not considered during the admission process, even if you include them in your application. 

Currently, only one school—Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts—has this policy. Here's what Hampshire's official website says in regard to its unique stance on test scores:

"Unlike 'test-optional' institutions, we will not consider SAT/ACT scores regardless of the score. Even if it’s a perfect score, it will not weigh into our assessment of an applicant."


These are the four main types of test-optional policies you’ll see in schools around the US. Now, let's take a look at which top-tier schools presently have test-optional policies.


Best Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

Though the vast majority of top-tier schools require SAT/ACT scores, a solid handful of them—from popular liberal arts colleges to well-known research universities—are test optional.

Below are two lists: the first shows all top-tier test-optional liberal arts colleges, and the second contains all top-tier test-optional research universities. Note that "top tier" indicates any school ranked in the top 100 spots nationally (according to the 2019 best national liberal arts colleges and best national universities lists in US News).

We encourage you to skim the lists to see whether there are any schools that might interest you. Each test-optional colleges list is arranged alphabetically, and you can use the ctrl + F function to look for specific schools. 

Remember that since schools' test-optional policies can vary significantly, it's a good idea to check with schools directly to learn more about their individual SAT/ACT score policies.



The entrance to Pitzer College. (CampusGrotto/Flickr)


Best Test-Optional Liberal Arts Colleges

In recent years, more and more liberal arts colleges are beginning to place less emphasis on SAT/ACT test scores. As a result, many top-tier liberal arts colleges do not require standardized test scores for admission.

Agnes Scott College (GA)

Lawrence University (WI)

Allegheny College (PA)

Lewis and Clark College (OR)

Augustana College (IL)

Middlebury College (Test Flexible) (VT)

Bard College (NY)

Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Bates College (ME)

Muhlenberg College (PA)

Beloit College (WI)

Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)

Bennington College (VT)

Pitzer College (CA)

Bowdoin College (ME)

Saint Mary's College (IN)

Bryn Mawr College (PA)

Sarah Lawrence College (NY)

Colby College (Test Flexible) (ME)

Sewanee — University of the South (TN)

College of the Atlantic (ME)

Skidmore College (NY)

College of the Holy Cross (MA)

Smith College (MA)

Colorado College (Test Flexible) (CO)

St. John’s College (MD)

Connecticut College (CT)

St. John’s College (NM)

Cornell College (IA)

St. Lawrence University (NY)

Denison University (OH)

Transylvania University (KY)

Dickinson College (PA)

Trinity College (CT)

Earlham College (IN)

Union College (NY)

Franklin and Marshall College (PA)

University of Puget Sound (WA)

Furman University (SC)

Ursinus College (PA)

Gettysburg College (PA)

Wesleyan University (CT)

Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)

Wheaton College (MA)

Hamilton College (Test Flexible) (NY)

Whitman College (WA)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

Willamette University (OR)

Kalamazoo College (MI)

Wofford College (SC)

Knox College (IL)


Sources: FairTestThe Washington Post



Texas Memorial Stadium at UT Austin. (Wes Browning/Flickr)


Best Test-Optional Research Universities

Although most research universities require SAT/ACT scores, the following top-ranked universities do not require them at all. Five of the schools on this list—Wake Forest, Rochester, Brandeis, NYU, and UChicago—are also ranked among the top 40 universities nationwide!

American University (DC)

University of Chicago (IL)

Brandeis University (MA)

University of Delaware (DE)

Clark University (MA)

University of Rochester (Test Flexible) (NY)

George Washington University (DC)

University of Texas at Austin (Top 8%) (TX)

New York University (Test Flexible) (NY)

Wake Forest University (NC)

Texas A&M University — College Station (Top 10%) (TX)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

Sources: FairTestThe Washington Post


Should You Submit Test Scores to Test-Optional Colleges?

If you’re applying to one of the best test-optional colleges or universities listed above, you might be wondering whether you should submit your SAT/ACT test scores or not. And the answer to this question depends on a few key factors, which we explain below.


Submit Your SAT/ACT Scores If …

  • You got a high SAT/ACT score. If you reached (or surpassed) your goal score and are well above your school’s average, submitting your test scores will definitely give you a leg up in the admission process by further emphasizing your academic potential.
  • Your school recommends submitting them. Even if the SAT/ACT is optional for a school, some schools still strongly suggest sending them in. In these cases, it’s usually best to just listen to your schools and submit your test scores anyway.
  • You didn’t take any SAT Subject Tests, AP tests, or IB tests (or, alternatively, didn’t do well on any of them). Test-flexible schools allow you to submit other test scores in place of SAT/ACT scores. But if you didn’t take any other tests or didn’t do as well as you'd wanted to on them, go ahead and submit your (hopefully better) SAT/ACT scores.


Do NOT Submit Your SAT/ACT Scores If …

  • You got a low SAT/ACT score. If you failed to hit your goal score on test day, withhold your scores and instead focus on strengthening other key parts of your college applications. This way, your SAT/ACT scores won’t end up counting against you during the admission process.
  • You did far better on your SAT Subject Tests, AP tests, and/or IB tests than you did on the SAT/ACT. If you’re applying to a test-flexible school and you performed better on your other tests than you did on the SAT/ACT, you'll get a far bigger boost to your application by submitting those scores in place of your SAT/ACT scores.
  • You meet the minimum class rank or GPA requirement for your school. If your school automatically admits students who meet a certain class rank or GPA requirement, there's no point in submitting your SAT/ACT test scores. Doing so shouldn't hinder your application, but it won’t help it either!



The University of Arizona in Tucson. (dmitri_66/Flickr) 


Complete List of Additional Test-Optional Schools

Above, we gave you two lists of top-ranked test-optional colleges and universities. But what about other test-optional institutions that aren't ranked in the top 100 nationally?

In total, there are more than 900 additional test-optional colleges across the US. And we're giving you the rest of these in a handy table below!

The following list of test-optional colleges is arranged both alphabetically and by state (we have also included the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.)

Since this test-optional colleges list is undeniably huge, I recommend using ctrl + F to search for schools by name or state.

Before you scroll through the list, it's important to be aware of a couple of key points:

  • Wyoming is the only state that doesn't have any test-optional schools.
  • I've included online test-optional colleges (under "Online") and test-optional colleges that are available in multiple locations (under "Multiple Locations"). Both school types can be found at the end of the table.



Loyola University Maryland

University of Rio Grande

Birmingham-Southern College

McDaniel College

Walsh University

Columbia Southern University

Ner Israel Rabbinical College

Wilberforce University

Heritage Christian University

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Wittenberg University

Huntsville Bible College

Salisbury University

Wright State University

Miles College

University of Maryland University College


Oakwood University

Washington Adventist University

Cameron University

Selma University

Washington College

East Central University

Stillman College


Family of Faith College

Talladega College

American International College

Langston University


Anna Maria College

Mid-America Christian University

Alaska Pacific University

Assumption College

Northeastern State University

Charter College

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

University of Alaska — Anchorage

Bay Path University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

University of Alaska — Fairbanks

Bay State College

Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma City)

University of Alaska Southeast

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Oklahoma State University (Stillwater)


Berklee College of Music

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

American Indian College of the Assemblies of God

Boston Architectural College

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Arizona State University

Boston Conservatory

Southwestern Christian University

Art Institute of Phoenix

Bridgewater State University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Art Institute of Tucson

Cambridge College

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Bryant University

Dean College

University of Central Oklahoma

Chaparral College

Emerson College

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

College of the Humanities and Sciences

Emmanuel College


Collins College

Endicott College

Art Institute of Portland

Grand Canyon University

Fitchburg State University

Eastern Oregon University

International Baptist College

Framingham State University

Mount Angel Seminary

Northern Arizona University

Hampshire College

Multnomah University

Prescott College

Laboure College

New Hope Christian College

University of Advancing Technology

Lasell College

Oregon College of Art & Craft

University of Arizona

Longy School of Music

Oregon Institute of Technology

Western International University

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Oregon State University — Cascades Campus


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Arkansas Baptist College

Merrimack College

Pioneer Pacific College

Arkansas Tech University

Montserrat College of Art

Portland State University

Crowley’s Ridge College

New England Conservatory

Western Oregon University

University of Arkansas — Fort Smith

New England Institute of Art and Communication


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Newbury College

Albright College

University of Arkansas — Monticello

Nichols College

Art Institute of Philadelphia

University of the Ozarks

Northpoint Bible College

Art Institute of Pittsburgh


Pine Manor College

Cabrini University

Academy of Art University

Regis College

Central Penn College

Alliant International University

Salem State University

Chatham University

American Jewish University

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Curtis Institute of Music

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Stonehill College

DeSales University

American University of Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts — Boston

Drexel University (Test Flexible)

Art Center College of Design

University of Massachusetts — Lowell

Duquesne University

Art Institute of California

Western New England University

East Stroudsburg University

Azusa Pacific University

Wheelock College

Eastern University

Bergin University of Canine Studies

Worcester State University

Elizabethtown College

Bethesda University of California


Gratz College

Beverly Hills Design Institute

Art Institute of Michigan

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Brooks Institute

Baker College

Hussian College

California Christian College

Ferris State University

Immaculata University

California College

Finlandia University

Juniata College

California College of the Arts

Grace Bible College

Keystone College

California Institute of the Arts

Manthano Christian College

King’s College

California Maritime Academy

Michigan Jewish Institute

La Salle University

California Miramar University

Northwestern Michigan College

Lebanon Valley College

California National University for Advanced Studies

Robert B. Miller College

Lycoming College

California State Polytechnic University — Pomona

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Mercyhurst University

California State University — Bakersfield

Siena Heights University

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

California State University — Channel Islands

University of Michigan — Flint

Moore College of Art & Design

California State University — Chico

Walsh College

Peirce College

California State University — Dominguez Hills

Yeshiva Beth Yehuda-Yeshiva

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

California State University — East Bay


Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

California State University — Fresno

Academy College

Pennsylvania College of Technology

California State University — Los Angeles

Art Institutes International Minnesota

Pittsburgh Technical College

California State University — Monterey Bay

Augsburg University

Point Park University

California State University — Northridge

Bemidji State University

Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

California State University — Sacramento

Bethany Global University

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

California State University — San Bernardino

Brown College

Saint Joseph’s University

California State University — San Marcos

Capella University

Seton Hill University

California State University — Stanislaus

Concordia University

Susquehanna University

California University of Management and Sciences

Dunwoody College of Technology

Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

Globe University

Temple University

Cogswell Polytechnical College

Metropolitan State University

University of the Arts

Columbia College Hollywood

Minnesota Bible College

University of Scranton

Design Institute of San Diego

Minnesota State University

University of Valley Forge

Epic Bible College

Oak Hills Christian College

Walnut Hill College

Ex’pression College

Southwest Minnesota State University

Washington & Jefferson College

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising


Wilson College

Golden Gate University

Alcorn State University

Yeshiva Beth Moshe

Grace Mission University

Mississippi State University

Puerto Rico

Horizon University

Mississippi University for Women

American University of Puerto Rico

Hult International Business School

Mississippi Valley State University

Atlantic University College

Humboldt State University

Southeastern Baptist College

Bayamon Central University

Humphreys College

University of Mississippi

Caribbean University

Interior Designers Institute

University of Southern Mississippi

Columbia Centro Universitario

John F. Kennedy University


Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico

John Paul the Great Catholic University

Baptist Bible College

EDP University of Puerto Rico

King’s University

Columbia College

Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico

La Sierra University

Cox College

Inter American University of Puerto Rico

Laguna College of Art and Design

Evangel University

National University College

Lincoln University — Oakland

Global University

Turabo University

Los Angeles College of Music

Goldfarb School of Nursing

Universidad Adventista de las Antillas

Marymount California University

Harris-Stowe State University

Universidad del Este

Mills College

Lester L. Cox College of Nursing and Health Science

Rhode Island

Minerva Schools at KGI

Lincoln University

Bryant University

Mount Sierra College

Lindenwood University

New England Institute of Technology

National University

Logan University

Providence College

New School of Architecture & Design

Maryville University of St. Louis

Roger Williams University

Northwestern Polytechnic University

Missouri Southern State University

Salve Regina University

Otis College of Art and Design

Missouri Western State University

South Carolina

Pacific States University

Park University

Allen University

Pacific Union College

Ranken Technical College

Benedict College

Patten University

Southeast Missouri State University

Clinton College

Platt College

Southwest Baptist University

Columbia College

San Francisco Art Institute

Stevens — The Institute of Business and Arts

Morris College

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

William Jewell College

Presbyterian College

San Francisco State University (CSU)


Voorhees College

San Jose State University

Montana State University — Billings

South Dakota

Shasta Bible College

Montana State University — Bozeman

Black Hills State University

Silicon Valley University

Montana State University — Northern

Dakota State University

Sonoma State University

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Northern State University

Southern California Institute of Technology

Salish Kootenai College

Oglala Lakota College

Southern California Seminary

University of Montana — Missoula

Presentation College

Stanbridge College

University of Montana — Western

Sinte Gleska University

SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

University of Antelope Valley

Bellevue University

South Dakota State University

University of the West

Chadron State College

University of South Dakota

West Coast University

Creative Center


Whittier College

Doane University

American Baptist College

Woodbury University

Midland University

East Tennessee State University

World Mission University

Nebraska Wesleyan University

King University

Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad/West Coast Talmudical Seminary

Peru State College

Martin Methodist College


University of Nebraska at Kearney

Middle Tennessee State University

Art Institute of Colorado

University of Nebraska — Lincoln

South College

Colorado Mountain College

University of Nebraska Omaha

Welch College

Colorado Technical University

Wayne State College


Denver School of Nursing


Amberton University

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Art Institute of Las Vegas

Angelo State University

Naropa University

College of Southern Nevada

Arlington Baptist College

Nazarene Bible College

Great Basin College

Art Institute of Dallas

Platt College

Nevada State College

Art Institute of Houston

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

University of Nevada — Las Vegas

Austin College

Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudical Seminary

University of Nevada — Reno

Baptist Missionary Ass’n Theological Seminary


Western Nevada College

Baptist University of the Americas

Eastern Connecticut State University

New Hampshire

Brazosport College

Fairfield University

Colby-Sawyer College

College of Biblical Studies

Goodwin College

Franklin Pierce University

Criswell College

Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Granite State College

East Texas Baptist University

Lincoln College of New England

Keene State University

Gemini School of Visual Arts

Mitchell College

New England College

Hallmark University

Post University

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Lamar University

Quinnipiac University

Northeast Catholic College

Messenger College

Sacred Heart University

Plymouth State University

Midwestern State University

University of Hartford

Rivier University

North American University

University of Saint Joseph

Saint Anselm College

Parker University

Western Connecticut State University

Southern New Hampshire University

Paul Quinn College


Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Prairie View A&M University

Delaware College of Art and Design

New Jersey

Sam Houston State University

Wilmington University

Beth Medrash Govoha

South Texas College

District of Columbia

Bloomfield College

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Catholic University of America

College of Saint Elizabeth

Southwestern Christian College

Strayer University

Drew University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Trinity Washington University

Eastwick College

Sul Ross State University

University of the Potomac

Montclair State University

Tarleton State University


Pillar College

Texas A&M International University

Adventist University of Health Sciences

Rabbinical College of America

Texas A&M University — Texarkana

Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale

Rider University

Texas A&M University — Commerce

Atlantis University

Rowan University

Texas A&M University — Corpus Christi

Beacon College

Saint Peter’s University

Texas A&M University — Galveston

Broward College

Stockton University

Texas A&M University — Kingsville

Carlos Albizu University

Talmudical Academy of New Jersey

Texas College

Chipola College

Thomas Edison State University

Texas Southern University

City College

William Paterson University

Texas State University — San Marcos

College of Business and Technology

New Mexico

Texas Tech University

College of Central Florida

Institute of American Indian Arts

Texas Woman’s University

Daytona State College

Navajo Technical University

University of Houston — Clear Lake

Eastern Florida State College

New Mexico Highlands University

University of Houston — Downtown

Everglades University

Northern New Mexico College

University of Houston — Victoria

Flagler College

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Florida Career College

Southwest University of Visual Arts

University of North Texas

Florida Gateway College

University of the Southwest

University of Texas at Arlington

Florida Memorial University

Western New Mexico University

University of Texas at Dallas (Top 10%)

Florida National University

New York

University of Texas at El Paso

Florida SouthWestern State College

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts

University of Texas at San Antonio

Florida State College

Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid

University of Texas at Tyler

Full Sail University

Berkeley College

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Gulf Coast State College

Beth HaMedrahs Shaarei Yosher

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Hobe Sound Bible College

Beth HaTalmud Rabbinical College

Wade College

Hodges University

Boricua College

West Texas A&M University

Indian River State College

Cazenovia College

Wiley College

Jacksonville University

Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim-Lebavitch


Jose Maria Vargas University

College of New Rochelle — School of New Resources

Broadview University

Keiser University

College of Saint Rose

Dixie State University

Key College

College of Westchester

Neumont University

Lake-Sumter State College

Concordia College

Stevens-Henager College

Lynn University

Daemen College

Utah Valley University

Miami International University of Art and Design

Darkei Noam Rabbinical College

Weber State University

Miami-Dade College

Davis College

Western Governors University

Miami Regional University

Dominican College


Northwest Florida State College

Eastman School of Music

College of St. Joseph in Vermont

Palm Beach State College

Elmira College

Goddard College

Pasco-Hernando State College

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School

Green Mountain College

Pensacola State College

Excelsior College

Landmark College

Polk State College

Fashion Institute of Technology

Marlboro College

Ringling College of Art and Design

Five Towns College

Northern Vermont University — Johnson

Rollins College

Friends World Program of Long Island University

Northern Vermont University — Lyndon

Saint Johns River State College

Globe Institute of Technology

Norwich University

Saint Leo University

Hartwick College

Saint Michael’s College

Santa Fe College

Helene Fuld College of Nursing

Southern Vermont College

Schiller International University

Hilbert College

Sterling College

Seminole State College

Hofstra University

Vermont Technical College

South Florida State College

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

Woodbury Institute of Champlain College

St. John Vianney College Seminary

Houghton College

Virgin Islands

St. Johns River State College

Ithaca College

University of the Virgin Islands — St. Croix

St. Petersburg College

Jamestown Business College

University of the Virgin Islands — St. Thomas

St. Thomas University

Juilliard School


State College of Florida

Kehilath Yakov Rabbinical Seminary

Art Institute of Washington

Stetson University

Keuka College

Bluefield College

Talmudic University

Le Moyne College

Christopher Newport University

Trinity Baptist College

LIM College

College of Health Sciences

University of Fort Lauderdale

Machzikei Hadath Rabbinical College

George Mason University

Valencia College

Manhattan School of Music

Hampton University

Warner University

Manhattanville College

James Madison University

Yeshiva Gedolah Rabbinical College

Marist College

Jefferson College of Health Sciences


Medgar Evers College (CUNY)

Marymount University

Art Institute of Atlanta

Mercy College

National Business College

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Mesivta of Eastern Pkwy Rabbinical Seminary

Old Dominion University

Bainbridge State College

Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem of America

Radford University

Beulah Heights University

Mesivta Torah Vodaath Seminary

Roanoke College

Brenau University

Metropolitan College of New York

University of Management and Technology

Carver College

Mirrer Yeshiva

University of Mary Washington

College of Coastal Georgia

Monroe College

Virginia Baptist College

Darton State College

Nazareth College

Virginia Commonwealth University

East Georgia State College

New School College of Performing Arts

Virginia State University

Georgia Gwinnett College

New York City College of Technology (CUNY)

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Georgia Highlands College

New York College of Health Professions

Virginia Wesleyan College

Luther Rice University

Niagara University


Perimeter College — Georgia State University

Ohr HaMeir Theological Seminary

Art Institute of Seattle

Point University

Ohr Somayach-Tanenbaum Ed. Center

Bellevue College

South Georgia State College

Parsons The New School for Design

Central Washington University

Thomas University

Paul Smith’s College

City University


Plaza College

Columbia Basin College

Pacific Islands University

Purchase College — SUNY

Cornish College of the Arts

University of Guam

Rabbi Jacob Joseph School

Eastern Washington University


Rabbinical Academy Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin

Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Pacific Rim Christian University

Rabbinical College Beth Shraga

Green River College

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Rabbinical College Bobover Yeshiva Bnci Zion

Heritage University

University of Hawaii Maui College

Rabbinical College Ch’san Sofer

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu

Rabbinical College of Long Island

North Seattle College


Rabbinical College of Ohr Shimon Yisroel

Northwest College of Art & Design

Boise State University

Rabbinical Seminary Adas Yereim

Northwest Indian College

College of Idaho

Rabbinical Seminary M’kor Chaim

Olympic College

Idaho State University

Rabbinical Seminary of America

Pacific Lutheran University

Lewis-Clark State University

Roberts Wesleyan College

Peninsula College

Northwest Nazarene University

Russell Sage College (The Sage Colleges)

Seattle Central College

University of Idaho

Sage College of Albany (The Sage Colleges)

South Seattle College


Shor Yoshuv Rabbinical College

Walla Walla University

American Academy of Art

Siena College

Washington State University (Top 10%)

Christian Life College

St. John’s University

Whitworth University

Columbia College

SUNY College of Technology — Delhi

West Virginia

DePaul University

SUNY Empire State College

American Military University

East-West University

SUNY Potsdam

Bluefield State College

Ellis University

Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York

Glenville State College

Illinois College

Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah

Salem International University

Illinois Institute of Art

Torah Temimah Talmudical Seminary

West Liberty University

Kendall College

Trocaire College

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Lake Forest College

United Talmudical Seminary

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

McKendree University

Utica College


Midstate College

Villa Maria College

Carthage College

National-Louis University

Wagner College

College of Menominee Nation

Northeastern Illinois University

Wells College

Marian University

Robert Morris University

Yeshiva and Kolel Harbotzas Torah

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Shimer College

Yeshiva D’Monsey Rabbinical College

Northland College

St. Augustine College

Yeshiva Derech Chaim

Ripon College

Telshe Yeshiva

Yeshiva Gedolah Imrei Yosef D’Spinka


Tribeca Flashpoint College

Yeshiva Karlin Stolin



Yeshiva Mikdash Melech


Ball State University

Yeshiva of Nitra

Ambridge University

Calumet College of St. Joseph

Yeshiva of the Telshe Alumni

American Public University System

Crossroads Bible College

Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah Talmudic

American Sentinel University

Hanover College

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland

Amridge University

International Business College

Yeshiva Viznitz

Andrew University

Manchester University

Yeshivas Novominsk

Anthem College

Martin University

Yeshivath Zichron Moshe

Ashford University

University of Evansville

North Carolina

Aspen University

Vincennes University

Apex School of Theology

Brandman University


Art Institute of Charlotte

California Coast University

Divine Word College


California Intercontinental University

Drake University

Belmont Abbey College

Carrington College

Hamilton Technical College

Bennett College

Dunlap-Stone University

Kaplan University

Brevard College

Florida Tech

Maharishi University of Management

Carolina Christian College

Fremont College


Catawba College

Grantham University

Donnelly College

Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary

Harrison Middleton University

Emporia State University

Grace College of Divinity

Huntington College of Health Sciences

Fort Hays State University

Guilford College

Independence University

Friends University

Heritage Bible College

INSTE Bible College

Haskell Indian Nations University

High Point University

National Paralegal College

Kansas State University

Laurel University

New Charter University

Manhattan Christian College

Lees-McRae College

New England College of Business

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Living Arts College

Northcentral University

Ottawa University

New Life Theological Seminary

Penn Foster College

Pittsburg State University

Pfeiffer University

Shiloh University

University of Kansas

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southwest University

Washburn University

Warren Wilson College

Trident University International

Wichita State University

North Dakota

United States University


Bismarck State College

University of Atlanta

Asbury University

Dickinson State University

University of the People

Beckfield College

Mayville State University

Walden University

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Minot State University

Wellington Shaw Christian University

Lindsey Wilson College

Turtle Mountain Community College

Multiple Locations

Sullivan University

United Tribes Technical College

American InterContinental University

University of Pikeville

Valley City State University

American National University



Argosy University

Grambling State University

Antioch University — Midwest

Brown Mackie College

Louisiana State University

Baldwin-Wallace University

Bryant & Stratton College

Louisiana State University — Alexandria

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

Chamberlain College of Nursing

McNeese State University

Cleveland Institute of Music

College America

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Columbus College of Art & Design

Culinary Institute of America

Nicholls State University

Franklin University

Davenport University

Northwestern State University

God’s Bible School and College

DeVry University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hiram College

Dine College

Southern University – New Orleans

Lake Erie College

ECPI University

Southern University & A&M College

Mercy College of Ohio

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

St. Joseph Seminary College

North Coast College

Everest University

University of Holy Cross

Ohio Dominican University

Galen College of Nursing

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ohio Mid-Western College

Grace School of Theology

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI)

Herzing University

University of New Orleans

Ohio State University at Lima

International Academy of Design and Technology


Ohio State University at Mansfield

Johnson & Wales University

Maine College of Art

Ohio State University at Marion

Miller-Motte College

Saint Joseph’s College

Ohio State University at Newark

National American University

Thomas College

Ohio University — Lancaster Campus

National College

Unity College

Ohio University — Chillicothe Campus

Rasmussen College

University of Maine at Augusta

Ohio University — Eastern Campus

Remington College

University of Maine at Farmington

Ohio University — Southern Campus at Ironton

Sanford-Brown College

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Ohio University — Zaneville Campus

South University

University of Maine at Machias

Rabbinical College of Telshe

Southern Technical College

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Shawnee State University

Stratford University

University of New England

Tiffin University

Touro University Worldwide


Tri-State Bible College

Union Institute & University

Goucher College

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

University of Phoenix

Hood College

University of Northwestern Ohio

Virginia College

Sources: FairTestThe Washington Post 



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