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Tennessee Tech Admission Requirements

Cookeville, Tennessee

Chances of getting into Tennessee Technological University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.8%
Admission Difficulty for Tennessee Technological University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Tennessee Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,237 out of 6,913 applicants were admitted making Tennessee Technological University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Tennessee Technological University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Tennessee Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Tennessee Technological 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tennessee Technological University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >84%
1155 to 1260 Avg + 76%-84%
1050 to 1155 Avg - 65%-76%
945 to 1050 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 945 Low <52%
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Tennessee Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Tennessee Tech?

Admission data indicates that Tennessee Tech regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tennessee Technological University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tennessee Technological University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >84%
24 to 27 Avg + 76%-84%
21 to 24 Avg - 65%-76%
18 to 21 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 18 Low <52%
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Tennessee Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Tennessee Technological University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Tennessee Technological University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Tennessee Tech accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Tennessee Technological University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

55% of Tennessee Technological University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Tennessee Technological University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Tennessee Technological University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,398 3,515 6,913
Accepted 2,512 2,725 5,237
Acceptance Rate 74% 78% 76%
Enrolled 860 1,030 1,890
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 38% 36%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
0

Applicants have 0 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
N
North Georgia College & State University

Dahlonega, Georgia

K
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia

N
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

G
Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

A
Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

M
University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi

N
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221847 IPEDS survey data for Tennessee Technological University.

FAQs

Does Tennessee Technological University prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to Tennessee Tech. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Tennessee Technological University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Tennessee Tech. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Tennessee Technological University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1260. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Tennessee Technological University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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