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Johnson University Admission Requirements

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Chances of getting into Johnson University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Johnson University
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Johnson University and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 248 out of 348 applicants were admitted making Johnson University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Johnson University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 65% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Johnson University is a prized outcome for many students.

Johnson University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Johnson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Johnson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Johnson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Johnson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >81%
1145 to 1240 Avg + 71%-81%
1050 to 1145 Avg - 59%-71%
955 to 1050 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 955 Low <46%
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Johnson University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Johnson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Johnson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Johnson University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Johnson University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Johnson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >82%
22 to 25 Avg + 71%-82%
20 to 22 Avg - 62%-71%
18 to 20 Reach 51%-62%
Less than 18 Low <51%
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Johnson University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Johnson University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Johnson University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Johnson University was 3.27 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Johnson University accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Johnson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Johnson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 173 175 348
Accepted 126 122 248
Acceptance Rate 73% 70% 71%
Enrolled 78 82 160
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 62% 67% 65%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 245 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Johnson University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

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


Does Johnson University prefer SAT or ACT?

36% of students submit their SAT scores to Johnson University. 80% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Johnson University?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to Johnson University. Admission competition is low and the college has average 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 1050 and 1240. 36% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 20 and 25. 80% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.