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Degrees in Demand – 2007

Top degrees in demand (bachelor’s degree level)
Business administration/management
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Electrical engineering
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Information sciences and systems Marketing/marketing management
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Top degrees in demand (master’s degree level)
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‘Outlook’ Ranking of Top Govt. Engineering Colleges-India

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1 IIT – Kharagpur

2 IIT – Kanpur

3 IIT – Mumbai

4 IIT – Delhi

5 IIT – Chennai

6 IIT – Roorkee

7 IT BHU – Varanasi

8 Indian School of Mines – Dhanbad

9 IIT – Guwahati

10 College of Engineering, Anna University – Chennai

11 Jadavpur University, Faculty of Engg & Tech – Calcutta

12 NIT – Trichy

13 NIT – Warangal

14 Delhi College of Engineering – New Delhi

15 Punjab Engineering College – Chandigarh

16 NIT – Surathkal

17 Motilal Nehru National Inst. of Technology – Allahabad

18 Bengal Engg and Science University, Shibpur – Howrah

19 Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology- New Delhi

20 IIIT – Hyderabad

21 Harcourt Butler Technological Institute – Kanpur

22 Malviya National Institute of Technology – Jaipur

23 MANIT – Bhopal

24 VNIT – Nagpur

25 College of Engineering – Pune

26 IIIT Allahabad – Allahabad

27 SVNIT – Surat

28 NIT – Rourkela

29 NIT – Kurukshetra

30 NIT- Kozhikode

31 College of Engg, Andhra University, Waltair – Vishakhapatnam

32 Mumbai University Inst. of Chemical Tech – Mumbai

33 College of Engineering – Thiru’puram

34 NIT – Jamshedpur

35 Coimbatore Institute of Technology – Coimbatore

36 NIT – Durgapur

37 JNTU – Hyderabad

38 Govt College of Engineering – Coimbatore

39 Annamalai University – Annamalainagar

40 University Visvesvaraya College of Engg – Bangalore

41 SGS Institute of Technology & Science – Indore

42 Osmania Univ. College of Engineering – Hyderabad

43 IIIT – Calcutta

44 NIT – Jalandhar

45 NIT – Hamirpur

46 Jabalpur Engineering College – Jabalpur

47 JNTU – Kakinada

48 NIT – Raipur

49 NIT – Patna

50 NIT – Silchar

SAT & ACT Score Comparison


(To see the table click the headline of the article)

SAT & ACT Score Comparison

Here is how it is interpreted by

Princeton Review.

College Board (pdf)

Princeton Review Chart is given below:
The chart below contains comparative scores for three tests.
It is important to note that a student that scores well on the ACT is not guaranteed to have similar success on the SAT and vice versa. (Scores between the Current SAT and the New SAT should be consistent.)

For example, say a student earns an ACT composite score of 31; colleges will view this score as being in the same range of a 1360 – 1400 on the SAT.

But it does not mean the student will actually earn that score if he took the SAT. This relationship is merely a way of looking at the competitive equivalent of the two tests, and is not meant to be a predictor of student performance.

If you scored
Current SAT
or a
it’s about the same as
36 1600 2400
35 1560-1590 2340
34 1510-1550 2260
33 1460-1500 2190
32 1410-1450 2130
31 1360-1400 2040
30 1320-1350 1980
29 1280-1310 1920
28 1240-1270 1860
27 1210-1230 1820
26 1170-1200 1760
25 1130-1160 1700
24 1090-1120 1650
23 1060-1080 1590
22 1020-1050 1530
21 980-1010 1500
20 940-970 1410
19 900-930 1350
18 860-890 1290
17 810-850 1210
16 760-800 1140
15 710-750 1060
14 660-700 1000
13 590-650 900



‘India Today’ Best Engineering Schools – 2007


  1. IIT, Kanpur
  2. IIT, Delhi
  3. IIT, Chennai
  4. IIT, Mumbai
  5. IIT, Kharagpur
  6. IIT, Rurkee
  7. IIT, Gauhati
  8. Indian Insitiute of Information Technology, Allahabad
  9. College of Engineering, Anna Univ, Chennai
  10. National Institute of Technology, Tirchnapali
  11. Faculty of Eng. & Technology Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  12. Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi
  13. National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  14. International Institute of Information Technology, Hydrabad
  15. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  16. Institute of Technology, Baneras Hindu University
  17. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi
  18. Visvasvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
  19. M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  20. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
  21. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
  22. Institute of Technology, Nehru University, Ahmedabad

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‘Outlook’ Ranking of Top Private Engineering Colleges – India

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1BITS Pilani

2 BIT Mesra Ranchi

3 PSG College of Technology Coimbatore

4 Thapar Inst. of Engineering &Technology Patiala

5 Dhirubhai Ambani Inst. of Infocom.Tech Gandhinagar

6 Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal

7 Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore

8 VJTI Mumbai

9 SSN College of Engineering Chennai

10 RV College of Engineering Bangalore

11 PES Institute of Technology Bangalore

12 Sardar Patel College of Engineering Mumbai

13 Maharashtra Institute of Technology Pune

14 SJ College of Engineering Mysore

15 SASTRA University Thanjavur

16 Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology Hyderabad

17 Nirma Institute of Technology Ahmedabad

18 BMS College of Engineering Bangalore

19 SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai

20 Bangalore Institute of Technology Bangalore

21 Sathyabhama Engineering College Chennai

22 Gitam Vishakhapatnam

23 National Institute of Engineering Mysore

24 The ICFAI Inst. of Science and Technology Hyderabad

25 Mepco Schlenk Engineering College Sivakasi

26 Amrita Institute of Technology & Science Coimbatore

27 Shri Ramdeo Baba KN Engineering College Nagpur

28 Karunya Institute of Technology Coimbatore

29 Kongu Engineering College,Perundurai Erode

30 Sreenidhi Inst. of Science &Technology Hyderabad

31 SDM College of Engineering Dharwad

32 Mufkham Jah Engineering College Hyderabad

33 MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology Bangalore

34 Vasavi College of Engineering Hyderabad

35 Jaypee University of Information Tech Solan

36 RVR & JC College Of Engineering Guntur

37 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneshwar

38 KL College of Engineering Vaddeswaram

39 Babu Banarasi Das Lucknow

40 Institute of Technology & Management Gurgaon

41 Hindustan Inst. of Engineering Technology Chennai

42 Siddhartha Engineering College Vijayawada

43 Sona College of Technology Salem

44 Galgotia Noida

45 VIT Pune

46 Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engg Nagpur

47 Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram

48 Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science Warangal

49 KLE Society’s College of Engineering Belgaum

50 JSS Academy of Technical Education Bangalore

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‘DataQuest’ 2007-Rankings of Indian Engineering Schools

‘India Today’ Best Engineering Schools – 2007

Ranking of Indian Engineering Colleges


‘Outlook’ Top 50 Govt. Engineering Colleges

Starting Salaries US College Graduates: Summer 2007

Trade Increase % Earnings $
Chemical Engineering 5.4 59,361
Computer Engineering 4.8 56,201
Mechanical Engineering 4.6 54,128
Electrical Engineering 3.2 55,292
Civil Engineering 5.4 48,509
Computer Science 4.1 53,396
Information Science 4.6 50,852
Information Systems 4.2 47,648
Marketing 6.1 40,161
Accounting 2.3 46,718
Business Administration 3.9 43,701
Political Science 5.9 34,590
English 5.3 32,553
Psychology 4.7 31,631
Sociology 3.5 32,033
History 3.3 33,768
Economics new to the list 48,483
Finance new to the list 47,239

Source:National Association of Colleges and Employers

SAT Scoring Policies from Top Schools

In evaluating scores for the new SAT, the following schools plan to give Writing section

More Weight / Equal Weight / Lesser Weight / No Weight/ or else are Undecided

relative to the Math and Critical Reading sections.

More Weight
Loyola University New Orleans

Equal Weight
Alma College
Barnard College
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Carleton College
Colorado College
Concord College
Dartmouth College
Drury University
Duke University
Emerson College
Fisk University
Fordham University
Gordon College
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Hartwick College
Harvard University/Harvard College
John Brown University
Lawrence University
Lycoming College
Manhattan College
Marist College
Merrimack College
Pomona College
Providence College
Regis College
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Russell Sage College
Salisbury State University
Seattle University
Stanford University
Towson University
Tufts University
University of California
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii, Manoa
University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of North Dakota
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of the Pacific
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Wabash College
Washington University
Webster University
Wellesley College
Westminster College
Lesser Weight
Allegheny College
Augustana College
Beloit College
Bennington College
Brandeis University
Bridgewater State College
Bryant College
Bryn Mawr College
Canisius College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Centre College
Clarkson University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
College of Wooster
Columbia University, Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Cornell College
Dickinson College
Eckerd College
Elizabethtown College
Flagler College
Fresno Pacific University
Hampden-Sydney College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Johnson C. Smith University
Lehigh University
Luther College
Marlboro College
Marquette University
Marymount Manhattan College
Mercer University
Messiah College
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Millsaps College
Monmouth College
Monmouth University
Muhlenberg College
Nebraska Wesleyan University
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Union College
Point Loma Nazarene University
Purdue University, West Lafayette
Saint Olaf College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Suffolk University
Susquehanna University
Truman State University
Tulane University
Union College
United States Merchant Marine Academy
University of Florida
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Notre Dame
University of Redlands
University of Southern California
University of the South
University of Washington
Ursinus College
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Military Institute
Washington and Jefferson College
Westmont College
Whitman College
William Jewell College
Wofford College
Yeshiva University
No Weight
Adelphi University
Alcorn State University
Alfred University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Augustana College
Azusa Pacific University
Baldwin-Wallace College
Ball State University
Baylor University
Berea College
Biola University
Bowie State University
Bowling Green State University
Bradley University
Brigham Young University
Bucknell University
California Polytechnic State University
California State University, Long Beach
Cedarville University
Chatham College
Chicago State University
Christopher Newport University
City University of New York, Queens College
Clark University
Clayton College & State University
Clemson University
Coker College
College of New Jersey
College of the Ozarks
Concordia University, Irvine
DePaul University
Drake University
Drexel University
Earlham College
Elmira College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida Southern College
Franklin and Marshall College
Freed-Hardeman University
Furman University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Gonzaga University
Goucher College
Grove City College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamilton College
Hanover College
Hastings College
Hendrix College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hope College
Houghton College
Humboldt State University
Huntingdon College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Iowa State University
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Kansas Wesleyan University
Kenyon College
La Salle University
Lebanon Valley College
Louisiana State University and A&M College
Loyola College
Loyola University of Chicago
Lynchburg College
Mary Baldwin College
Mary Washington College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McKendree College
Miami University
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millikin University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Morehead State University
New College of the University of South Florida
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Niagara University
North Georgia College and State University
Northwestern College of Iowa
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Oral Roberts University
Ouachita Baptist University
Pace University, New York
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Pitzer College
Polytechnic University
Quinnipiac University
Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rider University
Roanoke College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rowan University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Augustine’s College
Saint Bonaventure University
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
Saint Vincent College
Salem College
Samford University
San Diego State University
Scripps College
Seton Hall University
Siena College
Southern University and A&M College
Spring Hill College
Springfield College
State University of New York, Albany
State University of New York, Binghamton University
State University of New York, New Paltz
State University of New York, Stony Brook
State University of New York, University at Buffalo
Stevens Institute of Technology
Taylor University
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Transylvania University
Trinity International University
Trinity University
Union University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy, West Point
United States Naval Academy
University of Alabama, Huntsville
University of Dallas
University of Iowa
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Miami
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Asheville
University of Northern Colorado
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of Saint Thomas
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina Columbia
University of Texas, Austin
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin, Superior
Voorhees College
Wake Forest University
Washington College
Wells College
Wesleyan College
Western Maryland College
Western Washington University
Wittenberg University
Yale University
York College of Pennsylvania
Agnes Scott College
Albertson College of Idaho
Albion College
Babson College
Butler University
California Institute of Technology
Catholic University of America
Champlain College
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Coe College
Columbia University/Columbia College
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Davidson College
Denison University
Drew University
Emory University
Fairfield University
Florida Atlantic University
Geneva College
Georgetown College
Hamline University
Harding University
Harvey Mudd College
Hillsdale College
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Lafayette College
Lewis and Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Lynn University
Lyon College
Macalester College
Mills College
Oberlin College
Princeton University
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rust College
Rutgers University, Newark College of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—New Brunswick region
Saint Michael’s College
San Francisco State University
Spalding University
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of New Mexico
University of San Diego
University of Tennessee
University of Tulsa
Wartburg College
Whitworth College
Willamette University
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Schools That Require Or Recommend SAT Subject Tests (“SAT II” Tests)

All data provided on this list are current for the 2007-2008 school year.

Special circumstances and unusual conditions are indicated wherever known, so please read this list carefully.

In all cases, however, be certain to double-check with the school(s) to which you are applying to assure that information on SAT Subject testing is both accurate and up-to-date.

Sources of information consulted in the compilation of this list include:

The College Handbook 2008, published by The College Board

individual college catalogs and web pages; and direct contact with individual admission offices
The list is organized by state with colleges and universities listed alphabetically within each section.

If no bracketed statement follows the name of the college, SAT Subject Tests are REQUIRED for admission to that school. The number of SAT Subject Tests required for admission follows the name of the school. If specific SAT Subject Tests are prescribed, this is indicated by <characters in carats>—otherwise, students are free to submit any SAT Subject Tests of their choosing. In all other cases—SAT Subject Tests recommended or known special circumstances—specific information is provided if it is known. If there is a particular number of SAT Subject Tests a school recommends, this is noted; if the school in question does not specify a number, the designation is simply “recommended.”

A special note to homeschooled students: your requirements may be somewhat more extensive than those for individuals that attend public or private school. Please be certain to check with each individual college or university regarding SAT Subject Test requirements (or recommendations) for homeschooled students. The same goes for international students as regards differential expectations and requirements (such as (such as TOEFL, ELPT or additional Subject Tests). Please be sure to check with each individual college or university to which you apply!

NOTE: All references to SAT are to the “new” version of the test (March 2005 and later) containing a Writing section; all references to ACT are to the version with Writing (February 2005 and later)


University of Alberta [recommended]


California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) <must take Math Level 2 and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology>

Chapman University [recommended and used for placement]

Claremont McKenna College [recommended]

Deep Springs College [recommended]

Harvey Mudd College <must take Math Level 2 and one of student’s choice>

Marymount College [recommended]

Mills College [recommended]

Occidental College [recommended]

Pitzer College [recommended; submission of standardized testing optional if student in top 10% of class or has GPA 3.5 or greater on 4.0 scale—if not, student may submit any one of the following: SAT or ACT or two Subject Tests (one must be in math) or two AP exams with resultant score of 4 or 5 (one in math, one in English) or two IB exams (English 1A HL\ and one math) or two graded papers/exams from junior or senior year (one in advanced math, one in Humanities or Social Sciences]

Pomona College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT Reasoning and two Subject Tests]

Scripps College [recommended in language for placement purposes only]

Stanford University [Math Level 2 and one other recommended]

University of California, Berkeley <two; Math Level 1 cannot be submitted—this is true for all UC schools below as well>
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Southern California [recommended]

University of the Pacific [recommended, especially in math and chemistry for the following majors: science, engineering, allied health]


Connecticut College [two Subject Tests or ACT required—SAT optional]

Fairfield University [Biology and Chemistry Subject Tests recommended for nursing and science majors; three Subject Tests of choice recommended for applicants in other majors; Subject Tests in foreign language and math utilized for placement purposes]

Trinity College [requires one of the following: ACT, SAT or any three Subject Tests]

Wesleyan University [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and wo Subject Tests]

Yale University [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and three Subject Tests]


University of Delaware [recommended, especially for candidates to Honors Program]


American University [recommended]

Catholic University of America [Subject Test or AP/IB exam in Language required for Arts/Sciences and Philosophy candidates; consult proposed major for other recommended SAT Subject Tests]

George Washington University [required for applicants to accelerated degree programs—BA/MD: Math, Science, one of student choice; BA/JD: three of student choice; Integrated Engineering and Medicine: Math, Science, one of student choice: required for Early Admission candidates (those completing high school in fewer than four years—not be confused with Early Decision or Early Action plans)—one math, one of student’s choice; recommended for all other applicants]

Georgetown University <three>

Howard University [recommended]


University of Miami [Subject Tests required of all applicants to dual degree programs such as biomedical engineering; for all applicants to accelerated degree options such as physical therapy; and to all
applicants to Honors Medicine Program]


Clark Atlanta University [recommended]

Emory University [recommended]

University of Georgia [recommended]


Northwestern University [Math Level 2; Chemistry or Physics; and one other Science Subject Test required of applicants to Integrated Science Program; Math Level 2 and Chemistry required of applicants to Honors Program in Medical Education; recommended for all other applicants]


Indiana University at Bloomington [recommended]

University of Notre Dame [required in French, Spanish, German and/or Italian if student will continue taking language at

ND; other Subject Tests considered in admissions if submitted]


Bates College [SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests optional—will be considered in admission process if submitted]

Bowdoin College [SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests optional—will be considered in admission process if submitted ]


Goucher College [Subject Tests optional, will be considered in admission if submitted]

Johns Hopkins University [three recommended; if applying in Engineering, Math Level 2 and one science recommended]


Amherst College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of SAT and two Subject Tests]

Babson College [recommended, particularly in Math]

Boston College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests]

Boston University [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests; if not ACT, two required of all applicants except those in Fine Arts, Music and Theater Arts; Math Level 1 or Level 2 and Chemistry required of applicants to accelerated medical/dental programs; foreign language recommended for accelerated med/dental and communications majors; foreign language recommended for applicants to College of Arts and Sciences; foreign language, literature and math recommended for applicants to University Professors program]

Brandeis University [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests]

College of the Holy Cross [all standardized testing optional, will consider Subject Tests in admission if submitted]

Franklin Olin College of Engineering <Math Level 1 or Level 2 and Biology, Chemistry or Physics>

Hampshire College [Subject Tests optional, considered if submitted]

Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges <three>

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) <one Math, one Science>

Smith College [recommended]

Tufts University [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests; if SAT option chosen, prospective engineering majors required to submit either Math Level 1 or Level 2 and
either Chemistry or Physics]

Wellesley College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject tests, one quantitative (math or science), the other of student’s choice]

Wheaton College [Subject Tests optional, considered if submitted]

Williams College <two>

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) [math and science recommended; “scores only used if they benefit applicant” {from website}]


Calvin College [recommended]

Hillsdale College [recommended]


Carleton College [recommended]


University of Great Falls [recommended]


Deep Springs College [recommended]


Dartmouth College <two>


Princeton University [three; prospective engineers must submit Math Level 1 or Level 2; Physics or Chemistry; and one of student choice]

Stevens Institute of Technology [Subject Tests in Science and Math required of all applicants to accelerated and dual degree programs; recommended for all other applicants]


Barnard College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of SAT and two Subject Tests]

City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn College [required for all Honors and some scholarship candidates]

City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College [recommended for all Honors candidates]

Clarkson University [recommended]

Columbia University, Columbia College <two>

Columbia University, Fu Foundation College of Engineering <Math Level 1 or Level 2 and Chemistry or Physics>

Cooper Union [Math Level 1 or Level 2 and Physics or Chemistry required of engineering applicants]

Cornell University [required or recommended as below]
Agriculture and Life Sciences: recommended Science and Math
Architecture, Art and Planning: Architecture applicants required Math Level 1 or Level 2
Arts and Sciences: two required
Engineering: required Science and Math

Hotel Administration: required Math Level 1 or Level 2

Human Ecology: required Math and one of student choice
Industrial and Labor Relations: required Math—ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and Subject Test]

Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester [recommended]

Fordham University [recommended and used for placement]

Hamilton College [submit one of the following: ACT; SAT; three SAT Subject tests; three Advanced Placement (AP) tests; three International Baccalaureate (IB) tests; or a combination of any
three of the preceding exams, provided that at least one is verbal and one is quantitative]

Hobart and William Smith Colleges [submission of standardized testing optional—will be considered if submitted]

Hofstra University [recommended]

Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Albert List College [two Subject Tests required for applicants to Double Degree Program with Barnard]

New York University (NYU) <two, with the exception of Fine/Performing Arts candidates whose audition/portfolio will be used in lieu of Subject Tests
(applicants to the following schools and programs: Tisch School of the Arts; the Studio Arts major in the Steinhardt School; and any music major in the Steinhardt School)

Pratt Institute [two Subject Tests recommended for all applicants to program in architecture; math strongly recommended]

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) [Subject Tests in Math and Science required of all applicants to accelerated degree programs if submitting SAT instead of ACT]

Skidmore College [two recommended—Subject Tests in language used for placement]

State University of New York (SUNY) at Old Westbury [recommended]

State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook [recommended]

Union College [standardized testing optional, except: applicants to six- year BA/JD program must submit both SAT or ACT and two Subject Tests; applicants to eight-year BS/MD program in
Leadership in Medicine and Health Management must submit SAT and 1 math, 1 science Subject Test or ACT]

University of Rochester [Math and Science Subject Tests required of all applicants to Early Medical Scholars Program; recommended for all other applicants]

Vassar College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests]

Webb Institute (of Naval Architecture) <Chemistry or Physics; and Math Level 1 or Math Level 2>


Davidson College [two recommended, one Math and one of student choice if submitting SAT instead of ACT]

Duke University [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and Subject Tests; if ACT is submitted, it is required that enrolled students submit SAT Subject Tests in math and in foreign language or comparable AP tests for placement purposes; if ACT not submitted, Arts and Sciences applicants required to submit two Subject Tests; Engineering applicants required to submit Math Level 1 or Math Level 2 and one other of student’s choice]

North Carolina State University [Math Level 2 or AP Calculus AB exam required of accepted students who wish to enroll in a university calculus course]

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [Math Level 2; AP Calculus AB or BC; or IB Math HL exams required of accepted students for placement purposes only if student will enroll in a Calculus course; Math Level 1 required of accepted students for placement purposes only if student does not intend to enroll in a Calculus course]

Wake Forest University [optional—will be considered if submitted]


Case Western Reserve University [optional—will be considered if submitted]

Oberlin College [three recommended]


University of Toronto <three—applicants to Applied Science and Engineering must take Math; Chemistry or Physics; and one of student’s choice; other applicants are encouraged to take “subjects appropriate to their area of study”; alternatively, students may submit three AP or IB exam results in lieu of Subject Tests>


Reed College [recommended]


Allegheny College [optional and used for placement purposes]

Bryn Mawr College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests]

Bucknell University [required in World Language for students who will be studying that language at Bucknell]

Carnegie Mellon University <three—consult individual departments; not required for drama, design art and music majors>

Dickinson College [SAT and ACT optional though required for scholarship consideration]

Franklin and Marshall College [submission of testing optional—if not submitted, student must submit two recent (junior or senior year) graded writing samples;; Subject Tests recommended to demonstrate student’strength within academic subjects]

Haverford College <two>

Lafayette College [Subject Tests recommended, considered for placement in math and in languages if submitted]

Susquehanna University [recommended for placement purposes and as adjunct support for IB/AP scores; students may submit two graded writing samples in lieu of SAT or ACT]

Swarthmore College [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests; engineering majors “strongly encouraged” to submit Math Level 2 test]

University of Pennsylvania [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests]


University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus [recommended; exams in Spanish and in math required from English speaking US applicants]


McGill University [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and Subject Tests; if submitting Subject Tests, see below]
Agricultural/Environmental Sciences. Dietetics, Nutrition:one math, one science
Architecture: Math; Chemistry or Physics
Arts: any two Subject Tests
Arts and Science (BA): Math and one other of student’s choice
Education: any two Subject Tests
Engineering: Math and Chemistry or Physics
Kinesiology: two of the following—Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics
Management: Math and one other of student’s choice
Music: Subject Tests neither required nor recommended
Nursing: two of the following—Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics
Religious Studies: neither required nor recommended
Science (BS): two of the following—Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics


Brown University [ACT may be submitted in lieu of both SAT and two Subject Tests]


Vanderbilt University [recommended, particularly in math and languages]


Rice University <two>
Trinity University [optional—considered if submitted]


Bennington College [all standardized testing optional; Subject Tests will be considered if submitted]

Middlebury College [SAT/ACT optional—applicants must submit one of the following: three Subject Tests; three Advanced Placement (AP) exams; three International Baccalaureate (IB) exams; SAT;
ACT—students may “mix and match” among these items as well]


College of William and Mary [optional—will consider if submitted]

George Mason University [submission of SAT and ACT optional if student is in top 20% of class; Subject Tests recommended]

Hampden-Sydney College [recommended, especially Math Level 1]

University of Mary Washington [recommended, especially in Math]

University of Richmond [Subject Tests in foreign language recommended for accepted students for placement purposes]

University of Virginia [two strongly recommended]

Washington and Lee University <two “unrelated” exams—can’t submit Math Level 1 and Math Level 2, for example>

This list was compiled by Cigus Vanni, New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling Executive Board Member and member of the Professional Development Committee of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.

Permission to duplicate is freely and happily granted

Best Undergraduate Colleges and Schools Part 1

School Fees $ TOTALEnrollment INTlEnrollment IntlFinancialAid
01 HARVARD 32164 18103 472 YES
02 PRINCETON 31599 6200 450 YES
03 STANFORD 30939 14219 240 YES
04 YALE 31940 11059 326 YES
05 CALTECH 25476 1973 84 YES
06 MIT 31900 9947 334 YES
07 AMHERST 31819 1664 64 YES
08 BROWN 32280 7758 396 YES
09 COLUMBIA 32706 3913 146 YES
10 DARTMOUTH 31983 5308 225 YES
11 SWARTHMORE 31690 1467 106 YES
12 WILLIAMS 31520 2162 116 YES
13 DUKE 31009 11589 230 YES
14 RICE 21346 4062 NO
15 UPenn 31592 22148 835 NO
16 CORNELL 31675 18914 996 YES
18 HAVERFORD 31400 1118 28 YES
19 JOHN HOPKINS 31530 5022 223 NO
20 MIDDLEBURY 31600 2265 166 YES
21 NORTHWESTERN 30610 15406 250 NO
22 POMONA 30920 1549 35 YES
23 UNIV OF CHICAGO 32204 12117 173 YES
24 BOWDOIN 31475 1583 38 YES
25 CARLETON 28230 1881 28 YES
26 HARVEY MUDD 30100 899 15 YES
27 WELLESLEY 30554 2240 120 YES
28 WESLEYAN 31630 2900 99 YES
29 CLAREMONT McKENNA 27870 1025 46 YES
30 GRINNEL 25060 1335 119 YES
32 Barnard 31400 2270 78 NO
33 DAVIDSON 28568 1623 51 YES
34 EMORY 30780 11000 141 NO
35 VASSAR 31010 2350 113 YES
36 BRYN MAWR 31460 1779 101 YES
37 MACALESTER 26448 1794 198 YES
38 SMITH 30442 2778 162 YES
39 U Cal-BERKLEY 30290 772 NO
40 BATES 31400 1650 90 YES
41 CARNEGIE MELLON 28730 8436 745 NO
42 COLBY COLLEGE 31580 1764 124 YES
44 OBERLIN 30442 2973 170 YES
45 REED 30700 1353 101 YES
46 TUFTS 32126 8742 376 YES
47 UNIV OF NOTRE DAME 27980 10275 124 NO
48 UNIV OF VIRGINIA 8719 22433 455 NO
50 BRANDEIS 32289 4527 166 YES