Best Test-Optional Colleges

No need to worry if you’re a bad test-taker. An increasing number of schools have recently become test optional, meaning students do not have to submit their SAT or ACT scores in order to be considered for admission. These institutions have test-optional policies and performed well in MONEY’s overall rankings.

Published on Aug. 12, 2019. Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations.

College Name
Overall
MONEY
Rank
Acceptance rate
Est. price 2019-20 without aid
Est. price 2019-20 with avg. grant
% with need who get grants
Average student debt
Early career earnings
College Name
Overall
MONEY
Rank
Acceptance rate
Est. price 2019-20 without aid
Est. price 2019-20 with avg. grant
% with need who get grants
Average student debt
Early career earnings
Rank
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