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Here is a list of colleges that require the SAT essay and the colleges that recommend the SAT essay.
Unless you are applying to this very short list of colleges, I wouldn't worry about it much.
Just for reference, most elite colleges say 85%+ do not care about the SAT essay. In the last cycle, UC schools wanted it and the target score for UCLA and Berkeley was like 18+. Schools like Stanford and the Ivy's used to care more about these and considered a 20+ a good score.
Here's a video link to SupertutorTV's take on SAT/ACT essays.
She reveals that some top schools still think it can help you if you have a high score.