2008-2009 School Year: Schools that require or recommend SAT subject Tests ("SAT II" Tests)



2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR:

SCHOOLS THAT REQUIRE OR RECOMMEND SAT SUBJECT TESTS (“SAT II” TESTS)

 

            All data provided on this list are current for the 2008-2009 school year.  Special circumstances and unusual conditions are indicated wherever known, so please read this list carefully.  In all cases, however, be certain to double-check with the school(s) to which you are applying to assure that information on SAT Subject testing is both accurate and up-to-date.  Sources of information consulted in the compilation of this list include: The College Handbook 2009, published by The College Board; individual college catalogs and web pages; the Common Data Set of The College Board; and direct contact with individual admission offices

 

            The list is organized by state with colleges and universities listed alphabetically within each section.  If no bracketed statement follows the name of the college, SAT Subject Tests are REQUIRED for admission to that school.  The number of SAT Subject Tests required for admission follows the name of the school.  If specific SAT Subject Tests are prescribed, this is indicated by —otherwise, students are free to submit any SAT Subject Tests of their choosing.  In all other cases—SAT Subject Tests recommended or known special circumstances—specific information is provided if it is known.  If there is a particular number of SAT Subject Tests a school recommends, this is noted; if the school in question does not specify a number, the designation is simply “recommended.”

 

            A special note to homeschooled students: your requirements may be somewhat more extensive than those for individuals that attend public or private school.  Please be certain to check with each individual college or university regarding SAT Subject Test requirements (or recommendations) for homeschooled students.  The same goes for international students as regards differential expectations and requirements (such as TOEFL, ELPT or additional Subject Tests).  Please be sure to check with each individual college or university to which you apply!

 

            NOTE:           All references to SAT are to the “new” version of the test (March

2005 and later) containing a Writing section; all references to ACT are to the version with Writing (February 2005 and later)

 

 

ALBERTA

 

            University of Alberta [recommended]

 

CALIFORNIA

 

California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)

and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology>

            Chapman University  [recommended and used for placement]

            Claremont McKenna College [optional—will be used for placement

purposes only if submitted]

            Deep Springs College  [recommended]

            Dominican University of California [recommended]

Harvey Mudd College

of student’s choice>

           Marymount College* [recommended]

           Mills College [recommended]

            Occidental College [recommended]

Pitzer College  [recommended; submission of standardized testing optional

if student in top 10% of class or has GPA 3.5 or greater on 4.0 scale—if not, student may submit any one of the following: SAT or ACT or two

Subject Tests (one must be in math) or two AP exams with resultant

score of 4 or 5 (one in math or science, one in English) or two IB exams (English 1A HL and one math) or two graded papers/exams from junior or senior year (one in advanced math, one in Humanities or Social Sciences) with teacher grade and comments included]

Pomona College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT Reasoning

and two Subject Tests]

            Scripps College  [recommended in language for placement purposes only]

Stanford University  [two “strongly” recommended; if Math,                                                                                       Level 2 preferred]

University of California, Berkeley <twothese must be from different

disciplines (social studies, math, language, English or science—a student cannot, for example, submit World History and US History, Chemistry and Biology or French and Korean) and may not include Math Level 1; this is true for all UC schools below as well>

            University of California, Davis

            University of California, Irvine

            University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

            University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

            University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

            University of California, Santa Cruz

            University of Southern California  [recommended]

            University of the Pacific [recommended, especially in math and chemistry

for the following majors: life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, pre-pharmacy and allied health fields]

 

* -- not to be confused with Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles

          

 

CONNECTICUT

 

            Connecticut College  [two Subject Tests or ACT required—SAT optional]

Fairfield University  [optional—will consider if submitted]

Trinity College [requires one of the following: ACT, SAT or any two Subject Tests]

Wesleyan University  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests]

Yale University  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests]

 

DELAWARE

 

University of Delaware  [recommended, especially for candidates to

Honors Program]

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 

            American University  [recommended]

Catholic University of America  [Subject Test or AP/IB exam in Language

required for Arts/Sciences and Philosophy candidates; consult

proposed major for other recommended SAT Subject Tests used for placement purposes only]

            George Washington University  [required for applicants to accelerated

degree programs—BA/MD: any math and any science; BA/JD: two of student choice; Integrated Engineering and Medicine: any math and any science: required for Early Admission candidates (those completing high school in fewer than four years—not be confused with Early Decision or Early Action plans)—one math, one of student’s choice; required for candidates to Honors College—any two of student’s choice; recommended for all other applicants]

            Georgetown University  <three>

            Howard University [recommended]

           

 

FLORIDA

 

University of Miami  [Subject Tests required in Math and Science of all

applicants to dual degree programs such as biomedical engineering; for all applicants to accelerated degree options such as physical therapy; and for all applicants to Honors Medicine Program]

 

 

 

GEORGIA

 

Emory University [recommended—this includes students applying to

Oxford College of Emory University]

            University of Georgia  [recommended for placement purposes]

 

 

ILLINOIS

           

Northwestern University  [Math Level 2; Chemistry or Physics; and one

other Science Subject Test required of applicants to Integrated Science Program; Math Level 2 and Chemistry required of applicants to Honors Program in Medical Education; recommended for all other applicants]

 

INDIANA

 

            Indiana University at Bloomington [recommended]

University of Notre Dame  [required in French, Spanish, German and/or

Italian if student will continue taking language at ND; other

Subject Tests considered in admissions if submitted]

 

 

MAINE

 

            Bates College  [SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests optional—will be

considered in admission process if submitted]

            Bowdoin College  [SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests optional—will be

considered in admission process if submitted ]

Colby College [SAT Reasoning or ACT required; Subject Tests will be

considered in the admissions process if submitted]

 

 

MARYLAND

 

            Goucher College  [Subject Tests optional, will be considered in

admission if submitted]

Johns Hopkins University [three recommended; if applying in

            Engineering, Math Level 2 and one science recommended]

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

            Amherst College  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of SAT and two Subject Tests]

            Babson College  [recommended, particularly in Math]

Boston College  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests]

            Boston University  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two

Subject Tests except for applicants to accelerated medical/dental programs who must take SAT and Math Level 1 or Level 2 and Chemistry; if ACT not submitted, two required of all applicants except those in Fine Arts, Music and Theater Arts for whom submission of Subject Tests is recommended; foreign language recommended for accelerated med/dental, communications majors and applicants to College of Arts and Sciences; foreign language, literature and math recommended for applicants to University Professors program]

            Brandeis University  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and

                                                            two Subject Tests]

            College of the Holy Cross [all standardized testing optional, will

                        consider Subject Tests in admission if submitted]

Franklin Olin College of Engineering  or Level 2 and

Biology, Chemistry or Physics>

Hampshire College [submission of standardized testing optional, Subject

Tests considered if submitted]

            Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges <three>

            Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

            Merrimack College [submission of standardized testing optional;

                                                Subject Tests considered if submitted]

Smith College  [two recommended]

Tufts University  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two

Subject Tests; if SAT option chosen, prospective engineering

majors required to submit either Math Level 1 or Level 2 and

either Chemistry or Physics]

            Wellesley College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and

two Subject tests, one quantitative (math or science), the

other of student’s choice]

            Wheaton College  [Subject Tests optional, considered if submitted]

            Williams College <two>

            Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) [math and science recommended;

                        “scores only used if they benefit applicant” {from website}]

 

MICHIGAN

 

            Albion College [recommended]

            Calvin College [recommended]

            Hillsdale College [recommended]

           

 

MINNESOTA

 

            Carleton College  [recommended]

            Macalester College [optional—will be considered if submitted for

                                                            placement purposes only]

 

MONTANA

 

            University of Great Falls [recommended]

 

 

NEVADA

 

            Deep Springs College  [recommended]

 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

            Dartmouth College

 

NEW JERSEY

           

Princeton University [three; prospective engineers must submit Math Level

1 or Level 2; Physics or Chemistry; and one of student choice]

            Stevens Institute of Technology  [Subject Tests in Science and Math

required of all applicants to accelerated and dual degree

programs; recommended for all other applicants]

 

NEW YORK

 

Barnard College  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of SAT and two Subject

Tests]

            City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn College

[required for all Honors and some scholarship candidates]

            City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College

                        [recommended for all Honors candidates]

            Clarkson University [recommended]

            Columbia University, Columbia College <two>

Columbia University, Fu Foundation College of Engineering 

or Level 2 and Chemistry or Physics>

Cooper Union  [Math Level 1 or Level 2 and Physics or Chemistry

required of engineering applicants]

Cornell University  [required or recommended as below]

            Agriculture and Life Sciences: recommended Science and Math

            Architecture, Art and Planning: Architecture applicants required

Math Level 1 or Level 2

            Arts and Sciences: two required

            Engineering: required Science and Math

            Hotel Administration: required Math Level 1 or Level 2

            Human Ecology: required Math and one of student choice

            Industrial and Labor Relations: required Math—ACT may be

                        submitted in lieu of both SAT and Subject Test

            Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester [recommended]

            Fordham University  [recommended and used for placement]

Hamilton College  [submit one of the following: ACT; SAT; three SAT

Subject tests; three Advanced Placement (AP) tests; three

International Baccalaureate (IB) tests; or a combination of any

three of the preceding exams, provided that at least one is verbal

and one is quantitative]

            Hobart and William Smith Colleges  [submission of standardized testing

optional—will be considered if submitted]

            Hofstra University [recommended]

Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Albert List College  [two Subject

    Tests required for applicants to Double Degree Program with Barnard]

New York University (NYU)  <two, with the exception of Fine/Performing

Arts candidates whose audition/portfolio will be used in lieu of Subject Tests (applicants to the following schools and programs: Tisch School of the Arts; the Studio Arts major in the Steinhardt School; and any music major in the Steinhardt School)

            Pratt Institute  [two Subject Tests recommended for all applicants

                        to program in architecture; math strongly recommended]

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)  [Subject Tests in Math and Science

                        required of all applicants to accelerated degree programs if

submitting SAT instead of ACT]

            Skidmore College [two recommended—Subject Tests in language used

for placement]

            State University of New York (SUNY) at Old Westbury [recommended]

            State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook  [recommended]

Union College  [standardized testing optional, except: applicants to six-

year BA/JD Law and Public Policy program must submit both SAT and two Subject Tests; applicants to eight-year BS/MD program in

Leadership in Medicine and Health Management must submit

SAT and one math, one science Subject Test]

            University of Rochester  [Math and Science Subject Tests required of all

applicants to Early Medical Scholars Program; recommended for

all other applicants]

            Vassar College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and

two Subject Tests]

            Webb Institute (of Naval Architecture) or Physics;

                        and Math Level 1 or Math Level 2>

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA

 

Davidson College  [two recommended, one Math and one of student choice

if submitting SAT instead of ACT]

Duke University  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and Subject

Tests; if ACT is submitted, it is required that enrolled students submit SAT Subject Tests in math and in foreign language or comparable AP tests for placement purposes; if ACT not submitted, Arts and Sciences applicants required to submit two Subject Tests; Engineering applicants required to submit Math Level 1 or Math Level 2 and one other of student’s choice]

North Carolina State University [Math Level 1 or 2 or an AP Calculus exam

(AB or BC) required of accepted students who wish to enroll in

a university calculus course]

            University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  [Math Level 2; AP Calculus AB or

BC; or IB Math HL exams required of accepted students for placement purposes only if student will enroll in a Calculus course; Math Level 1 required of accepted students for placement purposes only if student does not intend to enroll in a Calculus course]

            Wake Forest University  [optional—will be considered if submitted]

 

 

OHIO

 

            Case Western Reserve University [optional“you may send them if you feel

they strengthen your application” {from website}]

            Oberlin College   [recommended]

 

 

ONTARIO

 

            University of Toronto <three—applicants to Applied Science and

                        Engineering must take Math; Chemistry or Physics; and

                        one of student’s choice; other applicants are encouraged

                        to take “subjects appropriate to their area of study”;

alternatively, students may submit three AP or IB exam

results in lieu of Subject Tests>

 

 

OREGON

 

            Reed College  [recommended]

 

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

            Allegheny College  [optional and used for placement purposes]

            Bryn Mawr College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT

and two Subject Tests]

            Bucknell University [required in World Language for students who

                        will be studying that language at Bucknell]

Carnegie Mellon University [required or otherwise as below]

            Carnegie Institute of Technology [Math Level 1 or 2 and

                                    Chemistry or Physics required]

            College of Fine Arts: Architecture [same as above]

            College of Fine Arts: Other [neither required nor recommended]

            College of Humanities and Social Sciences [Math Level 1 or 2

                                    and one of student’s choice required]

            Information Systems [same as above]

            Mellon College of Science [Math Level 1 or 2 and one of the

                        three sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemistry required]

            School of Computer Science [same as above]

            Tepper School of Business [Math Level 1 or 2 and one of

                        student’s choice, preferably a science]

Dickinson College [optional—considered if submitted; SAT and ACT

optional though required for scholarship consideration]

Franklin and Marshall College  [submission of testing optional—if not

submitted, student must submit two recent (junior or senior year) graded writing samples; Subject Tests recommended “to demonstrate student’s strength within academic subjects”]

            Haverford College <two>

Lafayette College  [Subject Tests recommended, considered for placement

in math and in languages if submitted]

Susquehanna University  [recommended for placement purposes and as

adjunct support for IB/AP scores; students may submit two

graded writing samples in lieu of SAT or ACT]

Swarthmore College [one of three options: SAT and two Subject Tests of

student’s choice; or ACT; or SAT and ACT without Writing; engineering applicants “strongly encouraged” to submit Math Level 2 regardless of whether SAT or ACT is presented]

            University of Pennsylvania [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT

and two Subject Tests]

 

 

PUERTO RICO

 

University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon University College  [recommended;

exams in Spanish and in math required from English                       speaking US applicants]

 

 

QUEBEC

 

            McGill University  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and

Subject Tests; if submitting Subject Tests, see below]

Agricultural/Environmental Sciences. Dietetics, Nutrition:

            one math, one science

Architecture: Math; Chemistry or Physics

Arts: any two Subject Tests

Arts and Science (BA): Math and one other of student’s choice

Education: any two Subject Tests

Engineering: Math and Chemistry or Physics

Kinesiology: two of the following—

            Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics

Management: Math and one other of student’s choice

Music: Subject Tests neither required nor recommended

Nursing: two of the following—

            Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics

Religious Studies: neither required nor recommended

Science (BS): two of the following—

            Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics

 

 

RHODE ISLAND

 

            Brown University  [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT

                                                and two Subject Tests]

 

 

TENNESSEE

 

            Vanderbilt University  [recommended, particularly in math and languages]

 

 

TEXAS

 

            Rice University <two—“in subjects related to student’s areas of interest”>

            Trinity University [optional—considered if submitted]

University of Texas at Austin [prospective engineering students must submit

one of the following: Math Level 1 or Level 2; an AP Calculus AB or BC exam score “3” or above; or a grade of “C” or better on a college level precalculus or calculus course]

 

 

 

VERMONT

 

            Bennington College  [all standardized testing optional; Subject Tests

                        will be considered if submitted]

            Middlebury College  [SAT/ACT optional—applicants must submit one of

                        the following: three Subject Tests; three Advanced Placement (AP)

                        exams; three International Baccalaureate (IB) exams; SAT; ACT—

students may “mix and match” among these items as well]

 

 

VIRGINIA

 

            College of William and Mary  [optional—will consider if submitted]

            George Mason University [submission of SAT and ACT optional if student is

in top 20% of class; Subject Tests recommended]

            Hampden-Sydney College  [recommended, especially Math Level 1]

            University of Mary Washington [recommended, especially in Math]

University of Richmond  [Subject Tests in foreign language recommended

for accepted students for placement purposes]

University of Virginia [two “strongly” recommended]

            Washington and Lee University <two “unrelated” exams—can’t submit

Math Level 1 and Math Level 2, for example>

 

 

DISCLAIMER:          While information is current with the compilation of this list in July 2008, always double check with the individual college in question to assure that SAT Subject testing requirements are being met.  Taking requisite SAT Subject Tests and submitting these to appropriate colleges and universities will not guarantee admission to those schools

 

            This list was compiled by Cigus Vanni, New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling Executive Board Member and member of the Professional Development Committee of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.  Permission to duplicate is freely and happily granted