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March 06, 2014

Updated November 4, 2015

The SAT redesign announced in 2014 had us here at On Campus wondering about the "test optional" and "test flexible" trend emerging in higher education. More schools are dropping tests like the SAT and ACT as an application requirement, relying instead on GPA. Just how widespread is this trend? According to Fairtest.org, a standardized testing watchdog, more than 800 universities or colleges no longer require either test. 

Here's a complete, updated list of schools in Massachusetts that don't require scores: 

Anna Maria College

Assumption College

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Bay State College

Benjamin Franklin Inst. of Tech.

Berklee College of Music,

Boston Architectural College

Brandeis University

Cambridge College

Clark University

College of the Holy Cross

Dean College

Emmanuel College

Hampshire College

Longy School of Music

Merrimack College

Montserrat College of Art

Mount Holyoke College

New England Conservatory

New England Institute of Art and Communication

Newbury College

Nichols College

Northpoint Bible College

Pine Manor College

Regis College

Salem State University

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Smith College

Stonehill College

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Western New England University

Wheaton College

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