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Which Schools Require Sat Essay Topic

The new SAT has come out, and there’s definitely quite a few changes. The new reading section has no more sentence completion, there’s much less crazy vocab students need to memorize, and the SAT essay, previously a requirement, is not mandatory anymore!

However, although College Board doesn’t require you write this SAT essay, many colleges still do.

Today I wanted to provide you with a list of schools that do require the essay.

You don’t want to register on time for the SAT that doesn’t include the essay, only to realize you do, in fact, have to write the essay because your dream school requires it. If you realize too late, you might end up paying the $28 late fee.

Let’s take a look at this list that CompassPrep provides for us.

 

CollegeRegionSAT Essay Required
Fordham UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
St. Mary’s College of MarylandMid-AtlanticOptional
University at Albany—SUNYMid-AtlanticOptional
University at Buffalo—SUNYMid-AtlanticOptional
University of New HampshireNew EnglandOptional
Berry CollegeSouthOptional
Randolph-Macon CollegeSouthOptional
Washington and Lee UniversitySouthOptional
Whittier CollegeWestOptional
St. Michael’s CollegeNew EnglandRecommended
Oregon State UniversityWestRecommended
Cooper UnionMid-AtlanticRequired
Pratt InstituteMid-AtlanticRequired
Princeton UniversityMid-AtlanticRequired
United States Military AcademyMid-AtlanticRequired
Michigan State UniversityMidwestRequired
University of CincinnatiMidwestRequired
University of Michigan—Ann ArborMidwestRequired
Dartmouth CollegeNew EnglandRequired
Harvard UniversityNew EnglandRequired
Yale UniversityNew EnglandRequired
Baylor UniversitySouthRequired
College of CharlestonSouthRequired
Duke UniversitySouthRequired
Emory UniversitySouthRequired
Georgia Institute of TechnologySouthRequired
Texas A&M University—College StationSouthRequired
University of MiamiSouthRequired
University of Texas—AustinSouthRequired
Wofford CollegeSouthRequired
California Institute of TechnologyWestRequired
Chapman UniversityWestRequired
Claremont McKenna CollegeWestRequired
Pomona CollegeWestRequired
Reed CollegeWestRequired
Soka University of AmericaWestRequired
Stanford UniversityWestRequired
University of California—BerkeleyWestRequired
University of California—DavisWestRequired
University of California—IrvineWestRequired
University of California—Los AngelesWestRequired
University of California—MercedWestRequired
University of California—RiversideWestRequired
University of California—San DiegoWestRequired
University of California—Santa BarbaraWestRequired
University of California—Santa CruzWestRequired
University of San DiegoWestRequired
Westmont CollegeWestRequired
Willamette UniversityWestRequired
Brown UniversityNew EnglandOptional
Pepperdine UniversityWestOptional
University of ArizonaWestOptional
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyMid-AtlanticRecommended
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—New BrunswickMid-AtlanticRecommended
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—NewarkMid-AtlanticRecommended
University of DelawareMid-AtlanticRecommended
Concordia College—MoorheadMidwestRecommended
University of Minnesota—Twin CitiesMidwestRecommended
Amherst CollegeNew EnglandRecommended
Colby CollegeNew EnglandRecommended
Middlebury CollegeNew EnglandRecommended
Simmons CollegeNew EnglandRecommended
Abilene Christian UniversitySouthRecommended
Austin CollegeSouthRecommended
Davidson CollegeSouthRecommended
Hampden-Sydney CollegeSouthRecommended
University of KentuckySouthRecommended
Occidental CollegeWestRecommended
University of WashingtonWestRecommended
Adelphi UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Allegheny CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
American UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Bard CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Barnard CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Binghamton University—SUNYMid-AtlanticOptional
Bryn Mawr CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Bucknell UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Clarkson UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Colgate UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
College of New JerseyMid-AtlanticOptional
Columbia UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Cornell UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
CUNY—Baruch CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Dickinson CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Drew UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Drexel UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Duquesne UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Franklin and Marshall CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Gallaudet UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
George Washington UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Georgetown UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Gettysburg CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Goucher CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Hamilton CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Haverford CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Hobart and William Smith CollegesMid-AtlanticOptional
Hofstra UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Ithaca CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Johns Hopkins UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Lafayette CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Lehigh UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Loyola University MarylandMid-AtlanticOptional
Marist CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Muhlenberg CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
New SchoolMid-AtlanticOptional
New York UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Pennsylvania State University—University ParkMid-AtlanticOptional
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteMid-AtlanticOptional
Rochester Institute of TechnologyMid-AtlanticOptional
Sarah Lawrence CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Seton Hall UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Siena CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Skidmore CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
St. John Fisher CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
St. John’s College AnnapolisMid-AtlanticOptional
St. John’s University (NY)Mid-AtlanticOptional
St. Lawrence UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Stevens Institute of TechnologyMid-AtlanticOptional
Stony Brook University—SUNYMid-AtlanticOptional
SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryMid-AtlanticOptional
SUNY—GeneseoMid-AtlanticOptional
Susquehanna UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Swarthmore CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Syracuse UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Temple UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
The Catholic University of AmericaMid-AtlanticOptional
Union College (Schenectady, NY)Mid-AtlanticOptional
University of Maryland—College ParkMid-AtlanticOptional
University of PennsylvaniaMid-AtlanticOptional
University of PittsburghMid-AtlanticOptional
University of RochesterMid-AtlanticOptional
Ursinus CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Vassar CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Villanova UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Washington and Jefferson CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Washington CollegeMid-AtlanticOptional
Yeshiva UniversityMid-AtlanticOptional
Albion CollegeMidwestOptional
Augustana CollegeMidwestOptional
Baldwin Wallace UniversityMidwestOptional
Beloit CollegeMidwestOptional
Bradley UniversityMidwestOptional
Butler UniversityMidwestOptional
Carleton CollegeMidwestOptional
Case Western Reserve UniversityMidwestOptional
Coe CollegeMidwestOptional
College of St. BenedictMidwestOptional
College of WoosterMidwestOptional
Cornell CollegeMidwestOptional
Creighton UniversityMidwestOptional
Denison UniversityMidwestOptional
DePaul UniversityMidwestOptional
DePauw UniversityMidwestOptional
Drake UniversityMidwestOptional
Drury UniversityMidwestOptional
Earlham CollegeMidwestOptional
Elmhurst CollegeMidwestOptional
Goshen CollegeMidwestOptional
Grinnell CollegeMidwestOptional
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeMidwestOptional
Hanover CollegeMidwestOptional
Hillsdale CollegeMidwestOptional
Hope CollegeMidwestOptional
Illinois Institute of TechnologyMidwestOptional
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityMidwestOptional
Indiana University—BloomingtonMidwestOptional
Iowa State UniversityMidwestOptional
Kalamazoo CollegeMidwestOptional
Kenyon CollegeMidwestOptional
Knox CollegeMidwestOptional
Lake Forest CollegeMidwestOptional
Lawrence UniversityMidwestOptional
Loyola University ChicagoMidwestOptional
Luther CollegeMidwestOptional
Macalester CollegeMidwestOptional
Marquette UniversityMidwestOptional
Miami University—OxfordMidwestOptional
Michigan Technological UniversityMidwestOptional
Milwaukee School of EngineeringMidwestOptional
Missouri University of Science & TechnologyMidwestOptional
Northwestern UniversityMidwestOptional
Oberlin CollegeMidwestOptional
Ohio State University—ColumbusMidwestOptional
Ohio UniversityMidwestOptional
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityMidwestOptional
Purdue University—West LafayetteMidwestOptional
Ripon CollegeMidwestOptional
Saint Louis UniversityMidwestOptional
St. Mary’s College (IN)MidwestOptional
St. Olaf CollegeMidwestOptional
Truman State UniversityMidwestOptional
University of ChicagoMidwestOptional
University of DaytonMidwestOptional
University of Illinois—ChicagoMidwestOptional
University of IowaMidwestOptional
University of KansasMidwestOptional
University of MissouriMidwestOptional
University of Nebraska—LincolnMidwestOptional
University of Notre DameMidwestOptional
University of St. Thomas (MN)MidwestOptional
University of Wisconsin—MadisonMidwestOptional
Valparaiso UniversityMidwestOptional
Wabash CollegeMidwestOptional
Wheaton College (IL)MidwestOptional
Xavier UniversityMidwestOptional
Babson CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Bates CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Bennington CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Bentley UniversityNew EnglandOptional
Boston CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Boston UniversityNew EnglandOptional
Bowdoin CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Brandeis UniversityNew EnglandOptional
Clark UniversityNew EnglandOptional
College of the Holy CrossNew EnglandOptional
Connecticut CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Emerson CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Fairfield UniversityNew EnglandOptional
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNew EnglandOptional
Mount Holyoke CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Northeastern UniversityNew EnglandOptional
Providence CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Quinnipiac UniversityNew EnglandOptional
Smith CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Stonehill CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Trinity College (Hartford)New EnglandOptional
Tufts UniversityNew EnglandOptional
University of ConnecticutNew EnglandOptional
University of Massachusetts—AmherstNew EnglandOptional
University of VermontNew EnglandOptional
Wellesley CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Wesleyan UniversityNew EnglandOptional
Williams CollegeNew EnglandOptional
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteNew EnglandOptional
Agnes Scott CollegeSouthOptional
Appalachian State UniversitySouthOptional
Berea CollegeSouthOptional
Birmingham-Southern CollegeSouthOptional
Centre CollegeSouthOptional
Christopher Newport UniversitySouthOptional
Clemson UniversitySouthOptional
College of William and MarySouthOptional
Elon UniversitySouthOptional
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversitySouthOptional
Florida Institute of TechnologySouthOptional
Florida State UniversitySouthOptional
Furman UniversitySouthOptional
George Mason UniversitySouthOptional
Hampton UniversitySouthOptional
Hendrix CollegeSouthOptional
High Point UniversitySouthOptional
Hollins UniversitySouthOptional
James Madison UniversitySouthOptional
John Brown UniversitySouthOptional
Lipscomb UniversitySouthOptional
Louisiana State University—Baton RougeSouthOptional
Loyola University New OrleansSouthOptional
Mercer UniversitySouthOptional
Millsaps CollegeSouthOptional
Mississippi State UniversitySouthOptional
New College of FloridaSouthOptional
North Carolina State University—RaleighSouthOptional
Oklahoma State UniversitySouthOptional
Presbyterian College (SC)SouthOptional
Queens University of CharlotteSouthOptional
Rhodes CollegeSouthOptional
Rice UniversitySouthOptional
Rollins CollegeSouthOptional
Samford UniversitySouthOptional
Sewanee—University of the SouthSouthOptional
Southern Methodist UniversitySouthOptional
Southwestern UniversitySouthOptional
Spelman CollegeSouthOptional
Stetson UniversitySouthOptional
Texas Christian UniversitySouthOptional
Texas Lutheran UniversitySouthOptional
The CitadelSouthOptional
Transylvania UniversitySouthOptional
Trinity UniversitySouthOptional
Tulane UniversitySouthOptional
University of AlabamaSouthOptional
University of ArkansasSouthOptional
University of DallasSouthOptional
University of FloridaSouthOptional
University of GeorgiaSouthOptional
University of North Carolina—Chapel HillSouthOptional
University of North Carolina—WilmingtonSouthOptional
University of OklahomaSouthOptional
University of RichmondSouthOptional
University of South CarolinaSouthOptional
University of South FloridaSouthOptional
University of TennesseeSouthOptional
University of TulsaSouthOptional
University of VirginiaSouthOptional
Vanderbilt UniversitySouthOptional
Wake Forest UniversitySouthOptional
Washington University in St. LouisSouthOptional
Arizona State University—TempeWestOptional
Brigham Young University—Provo

 

West

 

Optional

 

California Lutheran University

 

West

 

Optional

 

California Polytechnic State University—San Luis ObispoWest

 

Optional

 

California State University–Fresno

 

West

 

Optional

 

California State University–Fullerton

 

West

 

Optional

 

California State University–Long Beach

 

West

 

Optional

 

California State University–Los Angeles

 

West

 

Optional

 

California State University–Monterey Bay

 

West

 

Optional

 

California State University–Northridge

 

West

 

Optional

 

Carroll College

 

West

 

Optional

 

Colorado College

 

West

 

Optional

 

Colorado School of Mines

 

West

 

Optional

 

Colorado State University

 

West

 

Optional

 

Gonzaga University

 

West

 

Optional

 

Harvey Mudd College

 

West

 

Optional

 

Humboldt State University

 

West

 

Optional

 

Lewis & Clark College

 

West

 

Optional

 

Mills College

 

West

 

Optional

 

Pacific Lutheran University

 

West

 

Optional

 

Pitzer College

 

West

 

Optional

 

Point Loma Nazarene University

 

West

 

Optional

 

San Diego State University

 

West

 

Optional

 

San Francisco State University

 

West

 

Optional

 

San Jose State University

 

West

 

Optional

 

Scripps College

 

West

 

Optional

 

Seattle University

 

West

 

Optional

 

Thomas Aquinas College

 

West

 

Optional

 

University of Colorado—Boulder

 

West

 

Optional

 

University of Denver

 

West

 

Optional

 

University of Oregon

 

West

 

Optional

 

University of Puget Sound

 

West

 

Optional

 

University of Redlands

 

West

 

Optional

 

University of San Francisco

 

West

 

Optional

 

University of Southern California

 

West

 

Optional

 

University of the Pacific

 

West

 

Optional

 

University of Utah

 

West

 

Optional

 

Whitman College

 

West

 

Optional

 

United States Naval AcademyMid-AtlanticRecommended
University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign

 

Midwest

 

Recommended

 

Auburn University

 

South

 

Recommended

 

St. Mary’s College of California

 

West

 

Required

 

Virginia Military Institute

 

South

 

United States Air Force Academy

 

West

 

Santa Clara University

 

West

 

Optional

 

 

Michelle V is an online tutor studying Psychology at Northeastern University. Michelle scored a 32 on the ACT.

 

StateCollege or University
INAnderson University
CACalifornia Institute of Technology
CAClaremont McKenna College
SCCollege of Charleston
NVCollege of Southern Nevada
NCDuke University
GAEmory University
DCHoward University
VTMarlboro College
PAPennsylvania College of Technology
NJPrinceton University
TXRice University
CAStanford University
TXTexas A&M University
TXTrinity University
CAUniversity of California:Berkeley
CAUniversity of California:Davis
CAUniversity of California:Irvine
CAUniversity of California:Los Angeles
CAUniversity of California:Merced
CAUniversity of California:Riverside
CAUniversity of California:San Diego
CAUniversity of California:Santa Barbara
CAUniversity of California:Santa Cruz
MAWentworth Institute of Technology
CTYale University