The Best Tennessee Colleges

List of Colleges and Universities in Tennessee

There are 86 colleges and universities in Tennessee enrolling 224,361 full time students in the state's institutions of higher education. Explore the list of top colleges in Tennessee below to get your college search started. The CollegeSimply rankings and listings are objective and data focused to help you find the good colleges. Whether you're searching for a public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Tennessee offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

For a more local search, filter by zip code or find colleges around Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga or Clarksville.

The best college in Tennessee is Vanderbilt University and the top public state college is The University of Tennessee.

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    • SAT Range 1450/1560
    • ACT Range 33/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.76
    • Students: 12,824
    • Tuition:$49,816
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 10%
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    Vanderbilt University

    • SAT Range 1240/1410
    • ACT Range 28/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.78
    • Students: 2,036
    • Tuition:$47,890
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 45%
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    Rhodes College

    • SAT Range 1110/1360
    • ACT Range 23/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.67
    • Students: 3,247
    • Tuition:$32,610
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • SAT Range 1060/1320
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.56
    • Students: 4,620
    • Tuition:$32,144
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
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    Lipscomb University

    • SAT Range 1150/1330
    • ACT Range 25/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.85
    • Students: 28,894
    • Tuition:$13,006
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
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    The University of Tennessee

    • SAT Range 1100/1370
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 342
    • Tuition:$21,950
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 40%
    • SAT Range 970/1260
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,363
    • Tuition:$26,800
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • SAT Range 1120/1300
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 8,260
    • Tuition:$34,310
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 82%
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    Belmont University

    • SAT Range 1020/1270
    • ACT Range 22/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 1,208
    • Tuition:$28,730
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • SAT Range 910/1160
    • ACT Range 21/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.45
    • Students: 1,146
    • Tuition:$34,880
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • SAT Range 1010/1240
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 3,927
    • Tuition:$25,598
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
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    Trevecca Nazarene University

    • SAT Range 1050/1260
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 10,186
    • Tuition:$8,731
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
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    Tennessee Technological University

    • SAT Range 1050/1240
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.27
    • Students: 1,088
    • Tuition:$16,060
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • SAT Range 1000/1200
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.44
    • Students: 4,798
    • Tuition:$22,010
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
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    Lincoln Memorial University

    • SAT Range 1010/1300
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 2,037
    • Tuition:$21,950
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 93%
    • SAT Range 960/1170
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 2,560
    • Tuition:$27,900
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • SAT Range 960/1220
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 5,386
    • Tuition:$17,690
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 89%
    • SAT Range 920/1160
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.25
    • Students: 1,008
    • Tuition:$24,300
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • SAT Range 950/1160
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 1,948
    • Tuition:$29,714
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • SAT Range 990/1210
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.37
    • Students: 11,638
    • Tuition:$8,664
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
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    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 19/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 1,064
    • Tuition:$11,900
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • SAT Range 970/1180
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 14,317
    • Tuition:$8,935
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 87%
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    East Tennessee State University

    • SAT Range 1020/1240
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.35
    • Students: 21,631
    • Tuition:$8,858
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 94%
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    Middle Tennessee State University

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 21/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.73
    • Students: 2,034
    • Tuition:$32,820
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • SAT Range 970/1210
    • ACT Range 19/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.33
    • Students: 21,458
    • Tuition:$9,317
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 84%
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    University of Memphis