Colleges That Superscore the ACT
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:
Albright College (PA) Allegheny College (PA) American University (DC) Amherst College (MA) Austin College (TX) Babson College (MA) Bates College (ME) Baylor University (TX) Beloit College (WI) Bentley University (MA) Birmingham-Southern College (AL) Boston College (MA) Boston University (MA) (will take highest composite and highest subscores from different sittings but does NOT recompute a composite superscore) Butler University (IN) California Institute of Technology California Polytechnic Institute at San Luis Obispo Clark University (MA) Colby College (ME) Colorado College Connecticut College Cornell University (NY) (will take highest composite and highest subscores from different sittings but does NOT recompute a composite superscore) Denison University (OH) DePauw University (IN) Dickinson College (PA) Duquesne University (PA) Eckerd College (FL) Elon University (NC) Endicott College (MA) Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida State University Franklin and Marshall College (PA) Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Gettysburg College (PA) Hamilton College (NY) Haverford College (PA) Hawaii Pacific University Hendrix College (AR) High Point University (NC) Hollins University (VA) Indiana University – Bloomington Ithaca College (NY) Johnson and Wales University (RI) Kalamazoo College (MI) Kenyon College (OH) Lafayette College (PA) Lawrence University (WI)(will take highest composite and highest subscores from different sittings but does NOT recompute a composite superscore) Loyola University of Maryland Lynn University (FL) Manhattanville College (NY) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Middlebury College (VT) Millsaps College (MS) Moravian College (PA) New York University (NY) NC State (NC) Northeastern University (MA) Nova Southeastern University Ohio Wesleyan University Pitzer College (CA) Purdue University (IN) Regis University (CO) Randolph-Macon College (VA) Robert Morris University (PA) Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) Saint John’s College (MD and NM) Simmons College (MA) Spring Hill College (AL) Stanford University (CA) Stonehill College (MA) Texas Christian University Texas Lutheran University Trinity College (CT) Trinity University (TX) Tufts University (MA) 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 – Fayetteville University of Chicago (IL) University of Colorado – Boulder University of Connecticut University of Dayton (OH) University of Delaware University of Denver (CO) University of Georgia University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana (will take highest composite and highest subscores from different sittings but does NOT recompute a composite score) University of Louisiana – Lafayette University of Maryland – College Park University of Massachusetts — Amherst University of Miami (FL) University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (does NOT recompute a composite score but will consider ALL scores in holistic review and encourages applicants to submit all assessment sittings) University of New Haven (CT) University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill University of North Texas University of Pittsburgh (PA) University of Puget Sound (WA) University of Redlands (CA) University of Rochester (NY) University of San Francisco (CA) University of South Florida (FL) University of Tampa (FL) University of Tennessee – Knoxville University of Vermont Ursinus College (PA) St. John’s College (MD and NM) Vassar College (NY) Virginia Tech Wake Forest University (NC) Washington and Jefferson College (PA) Washington and Lee University (VA) Washington State University Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) Wesleyan College (CT) Whitworth University (WA) Williams College (MA) Xavier University (OH)
(This list initially compiled by Heath Einstein at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in December, 2007)
(Updated by Scott M. Doughty of The Pennington School in July, 2012)
(Updated by Cigus Vanni, Cherry Hill High School West, in September 2015)
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:
English 27, Math 28, Reading 29, Science 25 = Composite 27 English 28, Math 31, Reading 28, Science 26 = Composite 28 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!
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