Best Test Optional Colleges In Massachusetts

Best test optional colleges in massachusetts

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More Than 1060 Accredited Colleges and Universities That Do Not Use ACT/SAT Scores to Admit Substantial Numbers of Students Into Bachelor-Degree Programs

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NOTE: This list includes institutions that are "test optional," "test flexible" or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions -- without using ACT or SAT scores -- for all or many applicants who recently graduated from U.S.

high schools.

As the endnotes indicate, some schools exempt students who meet minimum grade-point average or class rank criteria; others require SAT or ACT scores but use them only for placement purposes.

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International applicants should refer to this list.

The list is organized alphabetically by school – to sort by state, click here. For a print-formatted PDF file click here.  Several supplemental files are also available:

Sources: College Board 2018 College Handbook; U.S.

Best test optional colleges in massachusetts

News & World Report Best Colleges 2020; U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), admissions office websites; and news reports.

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Best test optional colleges in massachusetts

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NameCityState
Tennessee Technological University 3CookevilleTN
Academy College3MinneapolisMN
Academy of Art UniversitySan FranciscoCA
Adventist University of Health Sciences1OrlandoFL
Agnes Scott College Decatur GA
Alaska Pacific University AnchorageAK
Albertus Magnus CollegeNew HavenCT
Albright CollegeReadingPA
Alcorn State University1, 3AlcornMS
Allen UniversityColumbiaSC
Alliant International UniversitySan DiegoCA
Amberton University GarlandTX
Ambridge University Online--
AMDA Academy and Conservatory New YorkNY
American Academy of ArtChicagoIL
American Baptist CollegeNashvilleTN
American Indian College of the Assemblies of GodPhoenixAZ
American InterContinental UniversityMultiple Sites--
American International CollegeSpringfieldMA
American Military UniversityCharles TownWV
American Musical and Dramatic Academy Los AngelesCA
American National University Multiple Locations--
American Public University SystemOnline--
American Sentinel UniversityOnline--
American University WashingtonDC
American University of Health Sciences 6Signal HillCA
American University of Puerto Rico BayamonPR
Amridge UniversityOnline--
Andrew UniversityOnline--
Angelo State University3AngeloTX
Anna Maria College 4PaxtonMA
Anthem CollegeOnline--
Antioch University - MidwestYellow SpringsOH
Apex School of Theology DurhamNC
Arizona State University3TempeAZ
Arkansas Baptist College4Little RockAR
Arkansas Tech University 6RussellvilleAR
Arlington Baptist College1ArlingtonTX
Art Center College of Design Pasadena CA
Art Institute of AtlantaAtlantaGA
Art Institute of DallasDallasTX
Art Institute of HoustonHoustonTX
Art Institute of Las VegasLas VegasNV
Art Institutes International Minnesota Minneapolis MN
Asbury UniversityWilmoreKY
Ashford UniversityOnline--
Aspen University Online--
Assumption College WorcesterMA
Atlanta Metropolitan State College 1AtlantaGA
Atlantic University CollegeGuaynaboPR
Atlantis University MiamiFL
Augustana CollegeRock IslandIL
Augustana UniversitySioux FallsSD
Austin College ShermanTX
Averett UniversityDanvilleVA
Azusa Pacific University4AzusaCA
Bainbridge State College Bainbridge GA
Baker CollegeMultiple SitesMI
Baldwin-Wallace University3BereaOH
Ball State University MuncieIN
Baptist Bible CollegeSpringfieldMO
Baptist Missionary Ass'n Theological Seminary JacksonvilleTX
Baptist University of the AmericasSan AntonioTX
Barber-Scotia1ConcordNC
Bard CollegeAnnandale-on-HudsonNY
Bard College at Simon's RockGreat BarringtonMA
Bates CollegeLewistonME
Bay Path UniversityLongmeadow MA
Bay State College BostonMA
Bayamon Central UniversityBayamonPR
Beacon CollegeLeesburgFL
Becker College3WorcesterMA
Beckfield CollegeFlorenceKY
Beis Medrash Heichal DovidFar RockawayNY
Bellevue College BellevueWA
Bellevue UniversityOmahaNE
Belmont Abbey College3BelmontNC
Beloit College BeloitWI
Bemidji State University1, 3BemidjiMN
Benedict College3ColumbiaSC
Benjamin Franklin Institute of TechnologyBostonMA
Bennett CollegeGreensboroNC
Bennington CollegeBenningtonVT
Bergin Universiy Rohnet ParkCA
Berkeley CollegeMultiple LocationsNY
Berklee College of MusicBostonMA
Beth HaMedrahs Shaarei YosherBrooklynNY
Beth HaTalmud Rabbinical CollegeBrooklynNY
Beth Medrash GovohaLakewoodNJ
Bethany Global University BloomingtonMN
Bethesda University of CaliforniaAnaheimCA
Beulah Heights UniversityAtlantaGA
Beverly Hills Design Institute Beverly HillsCA
Birmingham-Southern College BirminghamAL
Bismarck State College6BismarckND
Black Hills State University3SpearfishSD
Bloomfield College BloomfieldNJ
Bluefield College 3BluefieldVA
Bluefield State College3BluefieldWV
Boise State University2, 3BoiseID
Boricua CollegeNew YorkNY
Boston Architectural CollegeBostonMA
Boston Conservatory BostonMA
Bowdoin CollegeBrunswickME
Brandeis University WalthamMA
Brandman UniversityOnline--
Brazosport College Lake JacksonTX
Brenau University Gainesville GA
Brevard College BrevardNC
Bridgewater State University BridgewaterMA
Broadview UniversityMultiple SitesUT
Brooks InstituteSanta BarbaraCA
Broward College 6Fort LauderdaleFL
Brown CollegeMendota HeightsMN
Bryan University Springfield MO
Bryan UniversityTempeAZ
Bryant & Stratton CollegeMultiple Sites --
Bryn Mawr College Bryn MawrPA
Bucknell University Lewisburg PA
Cabrini College 4RadnorPA
California Christian College FresnoCA
California Coast University Online--
California College4Multiple SitesCA
California College of the ArtsSan FranciscoCA
California Institute of the ArtsValenciaCA
California Intercontinental University Online--
California Maritime Academy3VallejoCA
California Miramar UniversitySan Diego CA
California National University for Advanced StudiesNorthridgeCA
California Southern University Online--
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 3PomonaCA
California State University - East Bay 3Hayward CA
California University of Management and Sciences AnaheimCA
Calumet College of St.

Joseph1

HammondIN
Cambridge CollegeCambridgeMA
Cameron UniversityLawtonOK
Capella UniversityMinneapolisMN
Cardinal Stritch UniversityMilwaukeeWI
Caribbean University Bayamon PR
Carlos Albizu UniversityMiamiFL
Carolina Christian CollegeWinston-SalemNC
Carrington CollegeOnline--
Carroll College3HelenaMT
Carthage College4KenoshaWI
Carver College AtlantaGA
Catawba College SalisburyNC
Catholic University of America, TheWashingtonDC
Cazenovia CollegeCazenoviaNY
Central Christian College McPherson KS
Central Penn College 4Summerdale PA
Central State University3WilberforceOH
Central Washington University3EllensburgWA
Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim-LebavitchBrooklynNY
Chadron State College1ChadronNE
Chamberlain College of NursingMultiple Sites--
Champlain CollegeMontpelierVT
Chaparral CollegeTucsonAZ
Charles Drew University of Medicine and ScienceLos AngelesCA
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary Charlotte NC
Charter CollegeAnchorageAK
Charter Oak State CollegeNewingtonCT
Chatham UniversityPittsburghPA
Chipola College MariannaFL
Christian Life College 1Mount ProspectIL
Christopher Newport University3Newport NewsVA
Cincinnati College of Mortuary ScienceCincinnatiOH
City CollegeFt.

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Lauderdale

FL
City UniversityMultiple SitesWA
City Vision UniversityOnline--
Clear Creek Baptist Bible CollegePinevilleKY
Cleveland Institute of Art ClevelandOH
Cleveland Institute of Music4ClevelandOH
Clinton College Rock HillSC
Cogswell CollegeSan JoseCA
Colby CollegeWatervilleME
Colby-Sawyer College New London NH
College AmericaMultiple Sites--
College for Creative Studies DetroitMI
College of Biblical Studies HoustonTX
College of Business and Technology MiamiFL
College of Central Florida 6OcalaFL
College of Coastal Georgia3BrunswickGA
College of Health SciencesRoanokeVA
College of Menominee Nation Multiple Sites WI
College of Southern Nevada Las VegasNV
College of St.

Scholastica

DuluthMN
College of the AtlanticBar HarborME
College of the Humanities and SciencesTempeAZ
College of Westchester, The White PlainsNY
Collins CollegeTempeAZ
Colorado CollegeColorado SpringsCO
Colorado Mountain College6Glenwood SpringsCO
Colorado Technical UniversityColorado SpringsCO
Columbia Basin College Pasco WA
Columbia Centro UniversitarioCaguasPR
Columbia CollegeMultiple SitesMO
Columbia College ColumbiaSC
Columbia College HollywoodTarzanaCA
Columbia Southern UniversityOrange BeachAL
Columbus College of Art & Design ColumbusOH
Concordia College 6BronxvilleNY
Concordia University St.

Paul

MN
Conservatory of Music of Puerto RicoSan Juan PR
Converse College SpartanburgSC
Cornell College Mount Vernon IA
Cornish College of the ArtsSeattleWA
Cox College 6SpringfieldMO
Creative Center OmahaNE
Creighton University Omaha NE
Criswell College Dallas TX
Crossroads Bible College Indianapolis IN
Crowley Ridge CollegeParagouldAR
CSU Bakersfield3BakersfieldCA
CSU Channel Islands 3CamarilloCA
CSU Chico3ChicoCA
CSU Dominguez Hills3Dominguez HillsCA
CSU East Bay3HaywardCA
CSU Fresno3FresnoCA
CSU Los Angeles3Los AngelesCA
CSU Monterey Bay3SeasideCA
CSU Northridge3NorthridgeCA
CSU Sacramento3SacramentoCA
CSU San Bernardino3San BernardinoCA
CSU San Marcos3San MarcosCA
CSU Stanislaus3StanislausCA
Culinary Institute of AmericaMultiple Sites--
Curry College4MiltonMA
Curtis Institute of Music 1Philadelphia PA
Daemen College Amherst NY
Dakota State University1, 3MadisonSD
Darkei Noam Rabbinical CollegeBrooklynNY
Darton State College 6Albany GA
Davenport UniversityMultiple Sites--
Davis College Johnson City NY
Daytona State CollegeDaytona BeachFL
Dean College Franklin MA
Delaware College of Art and Design 3Wilmington DE
Delaware Valley University4DoylestownPA
Denison UniversityGranvilleOH
Denver School of Nursing DenverCO
DePauw University GreencastleIN
DeSales University 4Center Valley PA
Design Institute of San DiegoSan DiegoCA
DeVry University3Multiple Sites--
Dharma Realm Buddhist University Ukiah CA
Dickinson State University1, 4DickinsonND
Dine College Multiple Sites--
Divine Word CollegeEpworthIA
Dixie State UniversitySaint GeorgeUT
Dominican College OrangeburgNY
Dominican University of California 4San RafaelCA
Donnelly College Kansas CityKS
Drake University 3Des MoinesIA
Drew University MadisonNJ
Drexel University5PhiladelphiaPA
Dunlap-Stone University Online--
Dunwoody College of Technology MinneapolisMN
Duquesne University3, 4PittsburghPA
Earlham College Richmond IN
East Central University3AdaOK
East Georgia State College 6SwainsboroGA
East Stroudsburg University East StroudsburgPA
East Tennessee State University3Johnson CityTN
East Texas Baptist University 3Marshall TX
East-West UniversityChicagoIL
Eastern Connecticut State University3, 4WindhamCT
Eastern Florida State College 6CocoaFL
Eastern Oregon University 1, 3LaGrandeOR
Eastern University4St.

Best test optional colleges in massachusetts

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Eastern Washington University3CheneyWA
Eastman School of Music RochesterNY
Eastwick CollegeMultiple SitesNJ
ECPI University Multiple Sites--
EDP University of Puerto RicoMultiple SitesPR
Elizabethtown College 3Elizabethtown PA
Elmira College Elmira NY
Elms College 4ChicopeeMA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Multiple Sites--
Emerson College BostonMA
Emporia State University2, 3EmporiaKS
Endicott College4BeverlyMA
Epic Bible College Sacramento CA
Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico San JuanPR
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts New YorkNY
Evangel University3SpringfieldMO
Everest University Multiple Sites--
Everglades UniversityFort LauderdaleFL
Evergreen State College Olympia WA
Ex'pression College6Emeryville CA
Excelsior CollegeAlbanyNY
Fairfield UniversityFairfieldCT
Fairleigh Dickinson University 3TeaneckNJ
Faith Evangelical College & SeminaryTacomaWA
Family of Faith College ShawneeOK
Fashion Institute of Design & MerchandisingLos AngelesCA
Fashion Institute of TechnologyNew YorkNY
Finlandia UniversityHancockMI
Fitchburg State University FitchburgMA
Five Towns College Dix HillsNY
Flagler CollegeSt.

Augustine

FL
Florida Career College Multiple Sites FL
Florida Gateway College Lake CityFL
Florida Memorial University 1Miami Gardens FL
Florida National University Multiple SitesFL
Florida SouthWestern State CollegeFort MyersFL
Florida State College JacksonvilleFL
Florida Tech Online --
Fort Hays State University1HaysKS
Framingham State University3FraminghamMA
Franklin and Marshall CollegeLancasterPA
Franklin Pierce University RindgeNH
Franklin UniversityColumbusOH
Fremont College Online--
Friends University WichitaKS
Friends World Program of Long Island UniversityBrooklynNY
Full Sail University Winter ParkFL
Furman UniversityGreenvilleSC
Galen College of Nursing 6Multiple Sites--
Gemini School of Visual Arts Cedar ParkTX
George Mason University3FairfaxVA
George Washington UniversirtyWashingtonDC
Georgia Gwinnett College 6LawrencevilleGA
Georgia Highlands College 4Multiple Sites GA
Georgia State University - Perimeter College 6Multiple SitesGA
Gettysburg CollegeGettysburgPA
Glenville State College3GlenvilleWV
Global UniversitySpringfieldMO
Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & AnimationHollywoodCA
God's Bible School and College1CincinnatiOH
Goddard CollegePlainfieldVT
Golden Gate UniversitySan FranciscoCA
Goldfarb School of Nursing St.

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MO
Goodwin College East HartfordCT
Goucher CollegeBaltimoreMD
Grace Christian University WyomingMI
Grace College of Divinity FayettevilleNC
Grace Mission University Fullerton CA
Grace School of Theology Multiple Sites--
Grambling State University1GramblingLA
Grand Canyon University3PhoenixAZ
Granite State CollegeConcordNH
Grantham University Online--
Gratz CollegeMelrose ParkPA
Great Basin CollegeElkoNV
Green River College AuburnWA
Guilford CollegeGreensboroNC
Gulf Coast State College 6Panama CityFL
Hallmark University 3San Antonio TX
Hamilton College5ClintonNY
Hamilton Technical College DavenportIA
Hampton University3HamptonVA
Hanover College HanoverIN
Hardin-Simmons University2AbileneTX
Harris-Stowe State University 1St.

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MO
Harrisburg University of Science and TechnologyHarrisburgPA
Harrison Middleton University Online--
Hartwick CollegeOneontaNY
Haskell Indian Nations University3LawrenceKS
Helene Fuld College of Nursing 6New YorkNY
Hellenic College BrooklineMA
Hendrix CollegeConwayAR
Heritage Bible College Dunn NC
Heritage Christian UniversityFlorenceAL
Heritage UniversityToppenishWA
Herzing UniversityMultiple Sites--
Hilbert CollegeHamburgNY
Hiram College 3HiramOH
Hobart and William Smith CollegesGenevaNY
Hobe Sound Bible College1Hobe SoundFL
Hodges UniversityNaplesFL
Hofstra University4Hempstead NY
Holy Apostles College and Seminary3CromwellCT
Holy Trinity Orthodox SeminaryJordanvilleNY
Hood College3FrederickMD
Horizon UniversitySan DiegoCA
Houghton College4HoughtonNY
Hult International Business School San Francisco CA
Humboldt State University (CSU)3ArcataCA
Humphreys CollegeStocktonCA
Huntington College of Health Sciences Online--
Huntsville Bible College Huntsville AL
Hussian CollegePhiladelphiaPA
Idaho State University 2, 3PocatelloID
Illinois CollegeJacksonvilleIL
Immaculata University 4Immaculata PA
Independence UniversityOnline--
Indian River State College Fort PierceFL
Indiana State University3Terre HauteIN
INSTE Bible College Online--
Institute of American Indian Arts 6Santa FeNM
Inter American University of Puerto RicoMultiple SitesPR
Interior Designers InstituteNewport BeachCA
International Academy of Design and TechnologyMultiple Sites--

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