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Johnson University Admission Requirements

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Your chances of getting into Johnson University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

63.2%
Admission Difficulty for Johnson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Johnson University is 63.2%.  Its admission rate is the 15th lowest in Tennessee.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Johnson University and can you get accepted?

Johnson University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 280 out of the 443 who applied were admitted.

Johnson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.52. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 58% enrolled. This indicates that the school is a top choice for many students who apply.

Can you get into Johnson University?

63% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Johnson University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.52 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1090 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Johnson University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.52

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Johnson University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Johnson University are to have around a 3.52 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Johnson University accepts 63% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Johnson University is 3.52 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #22 in Tennessee for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Johnson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 6.21% Good
3.75 to 3.99 35.17% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.31% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.1% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.49% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.03% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.69% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Johnson University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1000-1175

Applicants Submitting SAT 

18%
SAT Scores for Johnson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1000
SAT Scores for Johnson University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 595
Math 75th Percentile 580
Composite 75th Percentile 1175
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Johnson University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Johnson University is 1090 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1000-1175. Students who get into Johnson University score in the top 60 percent of all SAT test takers..  Johnson University ranks #21 in the state of Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1090 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Johnson University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1000, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 910, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1090 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1087, you have around a 63% chance of being admitted. A 1175 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 76% chance of getting in.

Johnson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1175 and Above Good >76%
1087 to 1175 Avg + 63%-76%
1000 to 1087 Avg - 47%-63%
913 to 1000 Reach 32%-47%
Less than 913 Low <32%
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Johnson University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

73%
ACT Scores for Johnson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 17
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Johnson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Johnson University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Johnson University is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 24.  The school ranks #24 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 73 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Johnson University.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Johnson University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 63% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 79% with a 24 ACT score.

Johnson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >79%
21 to 24 Avg + 63%-79%
19 to 21 Avg - 50%-63%
17 to 19 Reach 38%-50%
Less than 17 Low <38%
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High School Class Rank

73% of Johnson University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 44% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Johnson University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 73%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Johnson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 254 189 443
Accepted 165 115 280
Acceptance Rate 65% 61% 63%
Enrolled 89 74 163
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 54% 64% 58%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

70

Applicants have 70 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Johnson University is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Johnson University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Johnson University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required to be considered for admission
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Johnson University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Johnson University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.52 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1090 on the SAT and 21 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Johnson University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220473 IPEDS survey data for Johnson University.

FAQs

Does Johnson University prefer SAT or ACT?

18% of students submit their SAT scores to Johnson University. 73% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Johnson University?

63% of those who apply are granted admission to Johnson University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Johnson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1175. The average SAT score is 1087. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Johnson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.