23 September 2022

Colleges with Test-Blind/Score-Free Admission Policies for the 2022-23 Cycle

Posted in Your College List, Standardized Testing, Class of 2027

testbrokenpencilWhile the vast majority of institutions in our coverage universe offer some form of test-optional admissions, some have completely eliminated standardized testing from consideration—even if you submit scores.

Click on Continue Reading to see our list of schools offering test-blind/score-free admissions for the 2022-23 cycle. For your convenience, we've included admit rates, test score ranges and links to each school's standardized test policy details to help you find suitable candidates for your college list.

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Colleges with Test-Blind/Score-Free Admission Policies

Class of 2027 Edition

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InstitutionAdmit RateSAT Mid 50%ACT Mid 50%Test PolicyDetails
California Maritime Academy88%1050-128020-28Test-Free
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona73%0-00-0Test-Free
California State Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo30%1230-142027-32Test-Free
California State University - Bakersfield85%1010-116017-24Test-Free
California State University - Channel Islands90%880-110018-23Test-Free
California State University - Chico91%910-115019-30Test-Free
California State University - Dominguez Hills89%790-93015-15Test-Free
California State University - East Bay81%900-110015-20Test-Free
California State University - Fullerton87%880-110020-26Test-Free
California State University - Long Beach47%0-00-0Test-Free
California State University - Los Angeles92%0-00-0Test-Free
California State University - Monterey Bay93%1000-123021-28Test-Free
California State University - Northridge92%0-00-0Test-Free
California State University - San Bernardino90%820-102015-24Test-Free
California State University - San Marcos94%860-115017-25Test-Free
California State University - Stanislaus93%900-107015-21Test-Free
Catholic University of America86%1160-135023-31Test-Free
Community College100%400-70010-11Varies (Usually Test-Free)
Fresno State University95%880-113016-23Test-Free
Hampshire College69%1200-143025-30Test-Free
California State Polytechnic University - Humboldt83%1030-128021-28Test-Free
Linfield University88%0-00-0Test-Free
Loyola University New Orleans88%0-00-0Test-Free
Mount St. Mary’s University76%920-111018-23Test-Free
Pitzer College17%0-00-0Test-Free
Reed College27%1320-148029-34Test-Free
Sacramento State University92%880-110016-24Test-Free
San Diego State University34%0-00-0Test-Free
San Francisco State University91%940-113016-23Test-Free
San Jose State University80%0-00-0Test-Free
Sonoma State University93%980-117018-23Test-Free
Stonehill College68%1130-128024-29Test-Free
University of California - Berkeley12%0-00-0Test-Free
University of California - Davis42%0-00-0Test-Free
University of California - Irvine26%1240-141025-32Test-Free
University of California - Los Angeles9%0-00-0Test-Free
University of California - Merced89%0-00-0Test-Free
University of California - Riverside70%0-00-0Test-Free
University of California - San Diego25%0-00-0Test-Free
University of California - Santa Barbara28%0-00-0Test-Free
University of California - Santa Cruz61%0-00-0Test-Free
University of San Diego47%0-00-0Test-Free
Washington State University83%1020-126020-28Test-Free
Whittier College94%1170-129024-30Test-Free
Worcester Polytechnic Institute58%0-00-0Test-Free
Boise State University84%1030-121021-26Test-Free
Canisius College82%1040-122023-30Test-Free
California Baptist University74%780-101018-28Test-Free
University of Southern Maine79%1000-125023-26Test-Free
Eastern Washington University91%1010-124019-26Test-Free
Columbia College Chicago91%0-00-0Test-Free
University of Waterloo0%0-00-0Test Free
University of New England96%1040-123021-27Test-Free (optional for certain programs)
Plymouth State University91%0-00-0Test-Free
Neumann University76%0-00-0Test-Free
Augsburg University77%1200-133017-24Test-Free
University of Minnesota - Crookston57%1030-119018-25Test-Free except for VetFast applicants
Northern Michigan University70%0-00-0Test-Free
Berklee College of Music50%0-00-0Test-Free

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