Did you know that some colleges do not require you to submit an SAT Writing score? It's true. Some colleges do not mandate that you take the writing section of the SAT. As you're deciding which colleges to apply to, you should have a clear understanding of the admissions requirements for each school. If you're particularly worried about your SAT Writing score, perhaps this article can alleviate some of your stress.
Which colleges do not require SAT Writing? We will provide you with a complete list, broken down by state.
Not All Colleges Require SAT Writing
Some colleges will completely ignore your SAT Writing score when evaluating your application. For other schools, the SAT Writing score is optional and canbe used as supplemental information to enhance your application.
Even though we have provided you with a list of colleges that do not require SAT Writing, you can verify the admissions requirements for all the schools you're considering. Just do a simple google search or contact an admissions officer from the school. Keep in mind that admissions requirements vary betweencolleges. Some schools have even made the entire SAT optional.
What?? I don't have to take the SAT???
If you're wondering why so many schools have made the SAT Writing section optional, there are a couple of possible explanations. Many colleges believe they can determine your skill level and preparedness for college based on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections alone. Also, the SAT Writing section was added to the SAT in 2005 and there is less available data about how well performance on SAT Writing predicts academic success in college.
How Do You Use This Information?
First, make a list of all the schools you want to apply to.
Second, use this list to see if any or all of your schools don't require Writing.
If ALL your schools are Writing optional, congratulations! You don't need to prepare for the SAT Writing section, and you can concentrate on Math and Reading.
If you have even just one school you want to apply to that is NOT Writing optional, you need to prepare for Writing to have a strong chance at admission. We'll give you tips on how to improve your Writing score below.
Which Colleges Do Not Require SAT Writing?
There is not a specific type of college which does not require SAT Writing. There are liberal arts colleges and large state institutions which have chosen to make SAT Writing optional. Furthermore, this list contains schools from every state (and Puerto Rico) and every geographic region. Without further ado, here is the list. We've separated the schools by state. To find your school, either scroll down to the state, or use Ctrl+F in your browser to search for the school of your choice.