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Chances of getting into Tennessee Technological University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79%
Admission Difficulty for Tennessee Technological University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Tennessee Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,232 out of 6,621 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 52 percent. Tennessee Technological University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Tennessee Technological University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1130

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

Tennessee Technological University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >86%
1125 to 1260 Avg + 79%-86%
990 to 1125 Avg - 69%-79%
855 to 990 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 855 Low <57%
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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 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
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 #15 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 2019 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 >86%
24 to 27 Avg + 79%-86%
21 to 24 Avg - 69%-79%
18 to 21 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 18 Low <57%
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Tennessee Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Tennessee Technological University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Tennessee Tech. 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 79% 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

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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 3,297 3,324 6,621
Accepted 2,539 2,693 5,232
Acceptance Rate 77% 81% 79%
Enrolled 800 905 1,705
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 34% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
149

Applicants have 149 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Tennessee Technological University is $25.

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

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?

79% 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 990 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.