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Which Schools Superscore the ACT

Starting in September of next year, students will be able to retake individual section of the ACT instead of having to take the whole thing. You can read more about this exciting change here.  The good news is that this change will likely make ACT superscoring an inevitability.  Superscoring is when a college evaluates your best section scores to create a composite “superscore,” even if they come from different tests. Currently schools are split about half and half on ACT superscoring. On the other hand, almost all colleges allow for SAT superscoring.  The SAT has not announced similar plans to allow section by section testing. For the SAT, a student will have to take the entire test again in order to raise their score in one section.  

Allowing section retakes certainly increases the appeal of the ACT.  But, this change doesn’t go into effect until next September, meaning current juniors and seniors won’t likely reap the benefits.  So for now, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of colleges that allow for ACT superscoring.   

Albion College

American University

Amherst College

Austin College

Babson College

Baylor University

Bates

Beloit College

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin

Brandeis

Bryn Mawr College

Butler

California Institute of

Technology

Claremont McKenna College

Colby

Colgate University

College of the Holy

Colorado College

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell

Davidson College

Denison

DePauw University

Dickinson College

Drexel

Duke

Duquesne University

Eckerd College

Elon University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida State University

Georgia Tech

Gettysburg College

Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Harvey Mudd

Haverford College

Hawai’i Pacific University

Hendrix College

Hollins University

Indiana University Bloomington

Ithaca College

Johns Hopkins

Kalamazoo College

Kenyon College

Kettering University

Lafayette College

Lawrence University

Lehigh University

Loyola University Maryland

Miami University

Middlebury

MIT

NYU

Northeastern

North Carolina State University

Olin College

Pitzer

Pomona College

Purdue

Regis

Rhode Island School of Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

Roger Williams

Rose-Hulman Institute of

Technology

Saint Mary’s College

Seattle University

Seton Hall University

Spring Hill College

Stanford

Syracuse

Texas Christian University

Towson University

Trinity College

Trinity University

Troy University

Tufts University

University of Arkansas

University of Chicago

University of Colorado—Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Georgia

University of Maryland

University of Mary Washington

UMass Amherst

University of Miami

University of North Carolina at

Chapel Hill

University of North Texas

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Puget Sound

University of Rhode Island

University of Rochester

University of South Florida

University of Tampa

University of Tennessee

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Valparaiso University

Vassar College

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wesleyan University

West Point (US Military Academy)

West Virginia University

Wheaton College

Williams College

Xavier University

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