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Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Duke University
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

A Complete List of Test-Blind Colleges 2023

What’s Covered:


Test-optional admissions policies have become considerably more common in recent years. Initially, the difficulty of administering exams like the SAT and ACT during the pandemic pushed many schools to adopt test-optional policies. Now, numerous schools continue to let applicants decide for themselves whether to submit a test score, while others have taken it a step further and offer test-blind admissions—that is, they don’t consider test scores, even if they’re submitted.


Keep reading to find out which schools are test-blind as of 2023.


Which Colleges Are Test-Blind?




Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage, AK

Amberton University

Garland, TX

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, MN

Boise State University | BSU

Boise, ID

California Baptist University

Riverside, CA

California Polytechnic State University-Humboldt | Cal Poly Humboldt

Arcata, CA

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo | Cal Poly

San Luis Obispo, CA

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona | Cal Poly Pomona

Pomona, CA

California State University Maritime Academy

Vallejo, CA

California State University-Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

California State University-Channel Islands | CSU Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA

California State University-Chico

Chico, CA

California State University-Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

California State University-East Bay | CSU East Bay

Hayward, CA

California State University-Fresno | CSU Fresno

Fresno, CA

California State University-Fullerton | CSU Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

California State University-Long Beach | Long Beach State

Long Beach, CA

California State University-Los Angeles | Cal State LA

Los Angeles, CA

California State University-Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA

California State University-Northridge | CSUN

Northridge, CA

California State University-Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

California State University-San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

California State University-Stanislaus | Stanislaus State

Turlock, CA

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Eastern Washington University | EWU

Cheney, WA

Fontbonne University

St. Louis, MO

Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

La Salle University

Philadelphia, PA

Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

McPherson College

McPherson, KS

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

Misericordia University

Dallas, PA

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Los Angeles, CA

Neumann University

Aston, PA

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, NC

Northern Illinois University | NIU 

DeKalb, IL

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Lancaster, PA

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, NH

Reed College

Portland, OR

San Diego State University | SDSU

San Diego, CA

San Francisco State University | SF State 

San Francisco, CA

San Jose State University | SJSU

San Jose, CA

Shippensburg University

Shippensburg, PA

Sonoma State University | SSU 

Rohnert Park, CA

St. Mary’s University

San Antonio, TX

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

The Catholic University of America | CUA 

Washington, DC

University of California-Berkeley | UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

University of California-Davis | UC Davis

Davis, CA

University of California-Irvine | UC Irvine

Irvine, CA

University of California-Los Angeles | UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Merced | UC Merced

Merced, CA

University of California-Riverside | UC Riverside

Riverside, CA

University of California-San Diego | UCSD

San Diego, CA

University of California-Santa Barbara | UCSB

Santa Barbara, CA

University of California-Santa Cruz | UCSC

Santa Cruz, CA

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA

University of Minnesota-Crookston

Crookston, MN

University of New England

Biddeford, ME

University of San Diego | USD

San Diego, CA

Washington State University | WSU

Pullman, WA

Washington State University Everett

Everett, WA

Washington State University Spokane

Spokane, WA

Washington State University Tri-Cities

Richland, WA

Washington State University Vancouver

Vancouver, WA

Wells College

Aurora, NY

Worcester Polytechnic Institute | WPI 

Worcester, MA

Note: You should always check the testing policies of the schools you’re applying to directly with them to ensure you have the most up-to-date and accurate information. You should also check to make sure that test scores aren’t needed to qualify for any institutional scholarships. Some merit aid awards require test scores.


How to Craft a Strong Application Without Test Scores


Because admissions officers at test-blind schools don’t use test scores to evaluate candidates, they devote more time to assessing other aspects of college applications, like essays. Consequently, you’ll want yours as polished as possible. CollegeVine’s free Peer Essay Review tool enables you to have another student critique your writing for free and is a great step toward ensuring you submit your best work.


Another excellent option is to have a college admissions expert review your writing. CollegeVine’s expert advisors can help you refine your writing and submit a successful essay. Find the right advisor for you to improve your chances of getting into your dream school!


Short Bio
A graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in English, Tim Peck currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire, where he balances a freelance writing career with the needs of his two Australian Shepherds to play outside.