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Which Colleges in India consider SAT for College Admissions?

A high SAT score can also help you in profile building and cover up low grades from the past.

By The Acadru Team | Sep 09, 2021

What is SAT?

The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), earlier known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test is a 3 hour long standardized admission test used by most colleges in the United States. The entrance test is an important aspect affecting college admissions and aims to help colleges evaluate the preparedness of high school students for college by testing their written, mathematical, and verbal abilities and providing a common reference point to compare and select their candidates. With time, universities in more and more countries have started accepting SAT scores for their college admissions, including Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, and even India.

Why SAT?

There can be many benefits of SAT for high school students, the most important one being getting into a good college for pursuing an Undergraduate degree. The test does not have a science section as is built specially to test the students’ aptitude and verbal abilities, and is accepted by a wide range of colleges and programs. 

Another great benefit that SAT tests come with is scholarships. Students can avail scholarships in a number of universities with a high SAT score, even if the test is optional for getting through the admission process. A high SAT score can also help you in profile building and cover up low grades from the past.

Why Profile Building?

With the upcoming of new-generation private colleges in liberal arts and engineering apart from the old ones in the likes of IITs, NITs, State Universities and National Universities (Delhi University, JNU etc.), overall admission assessment process has changed. The newer ones are focusing on holistic assessment of student which includes academics, SAT scores and profile. Over the few years the board exam marks have ceased to be a differentiator with close to 2 million students getting above 90% marks. Therefore, overall profile of the student has emerged as the only yard stick to create differentiation. This in turn, is pushing the old institutions to move towards holistic assessment from uni-directional exam-based process. ACadru is only one such multi-disciplinary platform available which helps you to create strong profiles to get into these competitive colleges.

SAT & Profile for Indian colleges

Taking the SAT tests & Profile Building has become more popular in recent times with the rising popularity and acceptance. Here is a list of some major institutes and universities in India that currently accept SAT scores for college admissions.

1. Ahmedabad University

It was founded in 2009 by the Ahmedabad Education Society as a private, non-profit university in Gujarat. It consists of four schools and four centers that offer multidisciplinary scholarship possibilities in the form of undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and executive programs.

2. Ashoka University

It is a private liberal arts and sciences university in Sonipat, Haryana, recognized by the University Grants Commission, the Government of India, and the Government of Haryana, offering undergraduate, graduate, fellowship, and PhD programs.

3. Bennett University

It is a private university in NCR, India, established in 2016. It offers a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, focusing on a world class education with a number of global academic partnerships.

4. Plaksha University

It is a corporate-funded technical university located in Mohali, Punjab, being set up by a group of more than sixty business leaders and entrepreneurs offering undergraduate and fellowship programs.

5. Azim Premji University

Founded by the Azim Premji Foundation in 2011, this university in Sarjapura, Bengaluru, offers undergraduate, graduate and diploma programs, and a number of certificate courses.

6. S P Jain School of Global Management

With campuses in Mumbai, Dubai, Singapore, and Sydney, this university is known for its undergraduate and graduate programs conducted in multiple cities.

7. Amrita School of Engineering

It was established in Coimbatore in 1994, and two more Schools of Engineering were opened, in Amritapuri and Bengaluru in 2002, offering undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs in a variety of subjects.

8. GITAM University

Founded in 1980, it is a private university in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, offering undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs in a number of different disciplines.

9. IIM Ranchi

One of the most esteemed names in the management universities in India, it was established in 2009 in Ranchi, Jharkhand and offers graduate, doctorate and executive programs.

10. Manipal University

The fifth establishment by the Manipal Global Education Services, this university located in Jaipur, Rajasthan offers different undergraduate and graduate courses in various fields.

11. MIT-WPU (World Peace University)

Located in Pune, Maharashtra, this university is famous for its world class curriculum with project-based learning, offering undergraduate and graduate courses in different disciplines.

12. O P Jindal Global University

It is a private university located in Sonipat, Haryana and is one of the most prominent names in Indian institutes offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

13. FLAME University

It is a private, fully residential university in Pune, Maharashtra offering liberal education in various fields in the form of undergraduate and graduate programs.

14. SRM University

Located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, it was founded in 1985 and is one of the top ranking institutes in the country offering undergraduate, graduate and research programs in engineering and management.

15. The NorthCap University

It an autonomous university founded by the ITM University in Gurugram, Haryana, and offers a number of undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs in different disciplines.

16. UPES

Located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, this private university is known for its scenic location, and offers different undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

17. Vellore Institute of Technology

It is a private university in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, and has been ranked number one private institution in innovation. Founded in 1984, it offers undergraduate, graduate and research programs.

18. Symbiosis International

With campuses in Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, and Noida, the university was established in 1971, and offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

19. NMIMS

This university was established in 1984 and has campuses in Navi Mumbai, Shirpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Indore. It offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.

20. GD Goenka University

Located in Sohna Rural, Haryana, this private university offers a number of undergraduate, graduate, diploma, doctorate, and certificate programs.


Taking SAT for Indian colleges might be a great idea for students depending on their interests and preferences. These colleges set benchmarks for accepting test scores and proceed with college admissions based on the students’ profiles. ACadru can help high school students in profile building with its unique multidisciplinary courses and projects that provide practical learning. A good profile that shows the students’ skills and relevant knowledge can help you glide through college admissions, very deservingly so.