(4) Colleges That Require SAT Subject Tests

 
This is a sortable database of the SAT Subject Test Requirement for admission to some of top national universities and liberal arts colleges in America. The information contained in the database reflects the most recent information collected from various sources, including college websites.

SAT Subject Tests are offered for the following subjects:
  • English: Literature
  • Math: Level 1 (through Algebra 2) and Level 2 (through Trigonometry)
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • History: World History and US History
  • Foreign Language (reading only tests): French, German, Italian, Latin, Modern Hebrew, Spanish
  • Foreign Language (reading and listening tests -- must be taken in during the November test administration): Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
The SAT Subject Tests are multiple choice tests that take one hour to complete. The SAT Subject Tests are given during the October, November, December, January, May and June test administrations. (Subject Tests are not given during the March test administration.)

While some colleges, including the University of California, do not require that applicants submit SAT Subject Test scores as a part of their college admission applications, most of these colleges will still consider applicants' Subject Test scores in the evaluation of the applicants' strengths and interests. 

Furthermore, colleges may require specific SAT Subject Tests for particular majors or special programs. For example, most colleges require, or at least strongly recommend, that applicants to engineering and computer science majors provide SAT Subject Tests for Math Level 2 and a science. Many colleges that offer accelerated medical and dental programs (so called BA/MD or BA/DDS programs), require applicants to take the Math Level 2 and Chemistry Subject Tests. Lastly, colleges may have a different set of SAT Subject Test requirements for home-schooled students.

Students are advised to consider taking a Subject Test is an area that they have studied at the advance level (preferably in an Advanced Placement course) at the end of the school year (i.e., during the May and June test administrations).

For more information about the SAT Subject Tests, click here.
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University of Chicago IL Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of Chicago Admissions 
Vanderbilt University TN Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider Vanderbilt University Admissions 
University of Notre Dame IN Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Notre Dame Admissions 
University of California - Berkeley CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of California - Berkeley Admissions 
University of Southern California CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider. (3 SAT Subject Tests Required for those who did not attend regionally accredited HS) University of Southern California Admissions 
University of California - Los Angeles CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of California - Los Angeles Admissions 
University of Virginia VA 2 SAT Subject Tests Strongly Recommended University of Virginia Admissions 
Tufts University MA Option 1: SAT Reasoning + 2 Subject Tests OR Option 2: ACT with Writing Section Tufts University Admission 
University of Michigan -Ann Arbor MI Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Michigan -Ann Arbor Admissions 
University of Carolina - Chapel Hill NC Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of Carolina - Chapel Hill Admissions 
College of William and Mary VA Does not require SAT Subject Tests College of William and Mary Admissions 
Brandeis University MA Does not require SAT Subject Tests Brandeis University Admissions 
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Does not require SAT Subject Tests Georgia Institute of Technology Admissions 
University of California - San Diego CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of California - San Diego Admissions 
Lehigh University PA Does not require SAT Subject Tests Lehigh University Admissions 
University of Rochester NY Does not require SAT Subject Tests but is recommended University of Rochester Admissions 
University of California - Davis CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of California - Davis Admissions 
University of California - Santa Barbara CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of California - Santa Barbara Admissions 
Case Western Reserve University OH Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider Case Western Reserve University Admissions 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY SAT Subject Tests for accelerated program applicants only Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Admissions 
University of California - Irvine CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of California - Irvine Admissions 
University of Washington WA Does not require SAT Subject Tests for all 3 campuses University of Washington Admissions 
University of Texas - Austin TX Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider scores for credit University of Texas - Austin Admissions 
University of Wisconsin - Madison WI Does not require SAT Subject Tests, no role in admission decision University of Wisconsin - Madison Admissions 
Pennsylvania State University - University Park PA Does not require SAT Subject Tests Pennsylvania State University - University Park Admissions 
University of Miami FL SAT Subject Tests for Honors Program in Medicine applicants only University of Miami Admissions 
George Washington University DC SAT Subject Tests is recommended for Honors Program applicants, required for 7-yr BA/MD program George Washington University Admissions 
Tulane University LA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider Tulane University Admissions 
Pepperdine University CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests Pepperdine University Admissions 
University of Florida FL Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Florida Admissions 
Syracuse University NY Does not require SAT Subject Tests Syracuse University Admissions 
Fordham University NY Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider Fordham University Admissions 
Ohio State University - Columbus OH Does not require SAT Subject Tests Ohio State University - Columbus Admissions 
Purdue University - West Lafayette IN Does not require SAT Subject Tests Purdue University - West Lafayette Admissions 
Southern Methodist University TX Does not require SAT Subject Tests, for homeschooled students only Southern Methodist University Admissions 
University of Georgia GA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but is recommended University of Georgia Admissions 
University of Maryland - College Park MD Does not consider SAT Subject Test scores for admission University of Maryland - College Park Admissions 
Texas A&M University - College Station TX Does not require SAT Subject Tests (Engineering students need 550 on Math of SAT R) Texas A&M University - College Station Admissions 
Clemson University SC Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider Clemson University Admissions 
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey NJ Does not require SAT Subject Tests Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Admissions 
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities MN Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Admissions 
University of Pittsburgh PA Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Pittsburgh Admissions 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA SAT Reasoning & Subject Tests can be substituted for other projects and works Worcester Polytechnic Institute Admissions 
Northeastern University MA 2 SAT Subject Tests required for homeschooled and non-traditional grading school students only. Northeastern University Admissions 
University of Connecticut CT Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Connecticut Admissions 
Virginia Tech VA 2 SAT Subject Tests required for homeschooled and non-traditional grading school students only. Virginia Tech Admissions 
University of California - Santa Cruz CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of California - Santa Cruz Admissions 
Colorado School of Mines CO Does not require SAT Subject Tests Colorado School of Mines Admissions 
University of Iowa IA Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Iowa Admissions 
Brigham Young University - Provo UT Prefers ACT over SAT, does not require SAT Subject Tests Brigham Young University - Provo Admissions 
Indiana University - Bloomington IN Does not require SAT Subject Tests Indiana University - Bloomington Admissions 
Marquette University WI Does not require SAT Subject Tests Marquette University Admissions 
University of Delaware DE 2 SAT Subject Tests Strongly Recommended, esp for Honors Program applicants University of Delaware Admissions 
Baylor University TX Does not require SAT Subject Tests Baylor University Admissions 
Miami University - Oxford OH Does not consider SAT Subject Test scores for admission Miami University - Oxford Admissions 
Michigan State University MI Does not require SAT Subject Tests Michigan State University Admissions 
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry NY Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Admissions 
University of Alabama AL Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Alabama Admissions 
Auburn University AL Does not require SAT Subject Tests Auburn University Admissions 
Binghamton University - SUNY NY Does not require SAT Subject Tests Binghamton University - SUNY Admissions 
Clark University MA Does not require SAT Subject Tests Clark University Admissions 
Drexel University PA Does not require SAT Subject Tests Drexel University Admissions 
University of Colorado - Boulder CO Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Colorado - Boulder Admissions 
University of Denver CO Does not consider SAT Subject Test scores for admission but will review University of Denver Admissions 
University of Tulsa OK Does not require SAT Subject Tests University of Tulsa Admissions 
Iowa State University IA SAT scores converted to ACT composite equivalents Iowa State University Admissions 
University of California - Riverside CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of California - Riverside Admissions 
University of San Diego CA Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of San Diego Admissions 
Stony Brook - SUNY NY Does not require SAT Subject Tests but highly recommended Stony Brook - SUNY Admissions 
Texas Christian University TX Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider Texas Christian University Admissions 
University of Vermont VT Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider University of Vermont Admissions 
Yale University CT 2 SAT Subjest Tests Required if SAT R test is submitted Yale University Admissions 
University of Missouri MO Combined scores of Math and Critical Reading University of Missouri Admissions 
St. Louis University MO Does not require SAT Subject Tests St. Louis University Admissions 
Harvard University MA 2 SAT Subject Tests Required Harvard University Admissions 
Princeton University NJ 2 SAT Subject Tests Required Princeton University Admissions 
Wake Forest University NC SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests are optional Wake Forest University Admissions 
Carnegie Mellon University PA 2 SAT Subject Tests Required Carnegie Mellon University Admissions 
Georgetown University DC 3 SAT SubjectTests Recommended Georgetown University Admissions 
Rice University TX 2 SAT Subject Tests Required if SAT R test is submitted Rice University Admissions 
Columbia University NY 2 SAT Subject Tests Required Columbia University Admissions 
Stanford University CA 2 SAT Subject Test Recommended Stanford University Admissions 
University of Pennsylvania PA 2 SAT Subject Tests Required if SAT R test is submitted University of Pennsylvania Admissions 
Cornell University NY 2 SAT Subject Tests Required Cornell University Admissions 
Brown University RI 2 SAT Subject Tests Required if SAT R test is submitted Brown University Admissions 
Duke University NC 2 SAT Subject Tests Required if SAT R test is submitted Duke University Admissions 
California Institute of Technology CA 2 SAT Subject Tests Required (M2c & Science) California Institute of Technology Admissions 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA 2 SAT Subject Tests Required (Math & Science) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Dartmouth College NH 2 SAT Subject Tests Required Dartmouth College Admissions 
Johns Hopkins University MD 3 SAT SubjectTests Recommended Johns Hopkins University Admissions 
New York University NY SAT, ACT, 3 SAT Subject Tests, or 3 AP Exams (one of the options) New York University Admissions 
Yeshiva University NY SAT Subject Tests are optional Yeshiva University Admissions 
Washington University in St. Louis MO Does not require SAT Subject Tests but will consider Washington University in St. Louis Admissions 
Emory University GA 2 SAT Subject Tests Recommended; 3 SAT Subject Tests required for home-schooled students Emory University Admissions 
American University DC 2 SAT Subject Tests Recommended for home-schooled students American University Admissions 
Boston College MA Option 1: SAT Reasoning + 2 Subject Tests OR Option 2: ACT with Writing Section Boston College Admissions 
Stevens Institute of Technology NJ 2 SAT Subjest Tests Required for accelerated pre-med/pre-dent/law applicants only Stevens Institute of Technology Admissions 
Boston University MA 2 SAT Subjest Tests (Math 2 and Chemistry) Required for accelerated liberal arts/medical or dental education applicants Boston University Admissions 
Northwestern University IL 2 SAT Subject Tests Recommended; Math 2 and Chemistry Subject Tests required for Honor Program in Medical Education applicants; 3 Subject Tests required for home-schooled students Northwestern University Admissions 
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign IL Does not accept SAT Subject Tests for admission purposes University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Admissions 
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