Colleges That Superscore the ACT

Posted on Jul 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Superscore the ACT 

Updated July 2017

While there are many schools out there that super-score the SAT, the list of schools that super-score the ACT is much smaller. To aid you in search for information, we have compiled a list (with the help of fellow consultants at IECA) of many of the schools that super-score the ACT. While the list does not cover every single college in the US, it is fairly comprehensive.

The ACT Super-score List:

  • Abilene Christian University (TX)
  • Adelphi University (NY)
  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • Albion College (MI)
  • Albright College (PA)
  • Alderson Broaddus University (WV)
  • Allegheny College (PA)
  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Antioch College (OH)
  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Austin College (TX)
  • Averett University (VA) 
  • Babson College (MA)
  • Bard College (NY)
  • Bates College (ME)
  • Baylor University (TX)
  • Becker College (MA)
  • Beloit College (WI)
  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Berea College (KY)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Boston College (MA)
  • Bowdoin College (ME)
  • Brown University (RI)*
  • Bryant University (RI)
  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • Butler University (IN) 
  • California Institute of Technology
  • California Polytechnic University at Pomona
  • California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Central Michigan University
  • Claremont McKenna College (CA)
  • Clark University (MA)
  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)
  • Colby College (ME)
  • Colgate University (NY)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • College of the Holy Cross (MA)
  • College of Wooster (OH)
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Connecticut College
  • Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (NY)
  • Cornell College (IA)
  • Culinary Institute of America (NY)
  • Davidson College (NC)
  • Delaware Valley University (PA)
  • Denison University (OH)
  • DePaul University (IL)
  • DeSales University (PA)
  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Duke University (NC)*
  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • Earlham College (IN)
  • Eckerd College (FL)
  • Elmira College (NY)
  • Elon University (NC)
  • Emerson College (MA)
  • Endicott College (MA)
  • Eugene Lang College of The New School University (NY)
  • Fairfield University (CT)
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Flagler College (FL)
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Southern University
  • Florida State University#
  • Franklin College (IN)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • Gannon University (PA)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology#
  • Gettysburg College (PA)
  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • Gordon College (MA)
  • Grinnell College (IA)
  • Grove City College (PA)
  • Guilford College (NC)
  • Hamilton College (NY)
  • Hampden-Sydney College (VA)
  • Hampton University (VA)
  • Hanover College (IN)
  • Harvey Mudd College (CA)
  • Haverford College (PA)
  • Hawai’i Pacific University
  • Hendrix College (AR)
  • High Point University (NC)
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)
  • Hofstra University (NY)
  • Hollins University (VA)
  • Hood College (MD)
  • Hunter College of the City University of New York
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Iona College (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Juniata College (PA)
  • Kalamazoo College (MI)
  • Kenyon College (OH)
  • Kettering University (MI)
  • King’s College (PA)
  • Knox College (IL)
  • La Roche College (PA)
  • La Salle University (PA)
  • Lafayette College (PA)
  • Lake Forest College (IL)
  • Lawrence University (WI)
  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • Lemoyne College (NY)
  • Loyola University of Chicago (IL)
  • Loyola University of Maryland
  • Loyola University of New Orleans (LA)
  • Lycoming College (PA)
  • Lynn University (FL)
  • Macalester College (MN)*
  • Marist College (NY)
  • Marlboro College (VT)
  • Mary Baldwin College (VA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mercer University (GA)
  • Merrimack College (MA)
  • Messiah College (PA)
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • Monmouth University (NJ)
  • Montclair State University (NJ)
  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)
  • Nazareth College (NY)
  • New College of Florida
  • New York University
  • Niagara University (NY)
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University (MA)
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwood University
  • Occidental College (CA)*
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Olin College of Engineering (MA)
  • Parsons School of Design of The New School University (NY)
  • Pitzer College (CA)
  • Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)
  • Pomona College (CA)
  • Presbyterian College (SC)
  • Providence College (RI)*
  • Radford University (VA)
  • Randolph College (VA)
  • Randolph-Macon College (VA)
  • Reed College (OR)*
  • Robert Morris University (PA)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Roger Williams University (RI)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
  • Rutgers University Camden (NJ)
  • Sacred Heart University (CT)
  • Saint Anselm’s College (NH)
  • Saint John’s College (MD and NM)
  • Saint John’s University (NY)
  • Saint Michael’s College (VT)
  • Saint Olaf College (MN)
  • Salve Regina University (RI)
  • Samford University (AL)
  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • Sarah Lawrence College (NY)
  • Scripps College (CA)
  • Seton Hall University (NJ)
  • Shepherd University (WV)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Simmons College (MA)
  • Soka University of America (CA)
  • Spelman College (GA)
  • Stanford University (CA)*
  • State University of New York College at Geneseo
  • State University of New York College at Purchase
  • State University of New York University at Albany
  • State University of New York University at Buffalo
  • Stony Brook University (NY)
  • Susquehanna University (PA)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • Taylor University (IN)
  • Temple University (PA)
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Citadel (SC)
  • Trinity College (CT)
  • Trinity University (TX)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • Union College (KY)
  • Union College (NY)
  • United States Air Force Academy (CO)
  • United States Coast Guard Academy (CT)
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy (NY)
  • United States Military Academy (NY)
  • United States Naval Academy (MD)
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Chicago (IL)
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware#
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois*
  • University of Mary Washington (VA)
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Miami (FL)
  • University of Michigan*
  • University of New England (ME)
  • University of New Haven (CT)
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Portland (OR)
  • University of Puget Sound (WA)
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Rochester (NY)
  • University of Saint Thomas (MN)
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tampa (FL)
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of the South (Sewanee) (TN)
  • University of Tulsa (OK)
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Ursinus College (PA)
  • Valparaiso University (IN)
  • Vassar College (NY)
  • Villanova University (PA)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  • Wabash College (IN)
  • Wagner College (NY)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)
  • Warren Wilson College (NC)
  • Washington and Jefferson College (PA)
  • Washington State University
  • Washington University in Saint Louis (MO)
  • Webb Institute (of Naval Architecture) (NY)
  • Wesleyan University (CT)
  • West Virginia University
  • Western New England College (MA)
  • Westmont College (CA)
  • Wheaton College (IL)
  • Wheeling Jesuit College (WV)
  • Whitman College (WA)
  • Willamette University (OR)
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey
  • Williams College (MA)
  • Winthrop University (SC)
  • Wofford College (SC)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
  • Xavier University (OH) 

*-- indicates that college does not recompute composite but will consider all subscores from any test dates sent

#-- indicates that college will super-duper score, combining best subscores from BOTH SAT AND ACT submitted (we really love these schools) 

Information to compile this list has been gleaned from past lists; other individuals and organizations that keep track of such information; college websites; and on occasion, individual contacts via email or telephone.  If there is an inaccuracy or omission that you spot, please contact us and we will amend the list. Special thank to Cigus Vanni for compiling this list and allowing it to be shared. 


What is a super-score?

A super-score is the selection of your best scores. For example, let's say you took the ACT three times and received the
following scores:

  1. English 27, Math 28, Reading 29, Science 25 = Composite 27
  2. English 28, Math 31, Reading 28, Science 26 = Composite 28
  3. English 27, Math 30, Reading 28, Science 30 = Composite 30

The colleges listed above would cherry pick your best scores for their super-score:

  • English 28, Math 31, Reading 29, Science 30 = Composite 30

As you can see, the super-score is better than any one of the tests. The sum of the parts are greater than the whole!

Want to learn about the Superscoring the SAT? Check out our blog post on Colleges That Do NOT Superscore the SAT


Topics: ACT Test-Prep Concordance superscore

 

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