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Cookeville, Tennessee

Tennessee Tech Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Tennessee Technological University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.4%
Admission Difficulty for Tennessee Technological University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Tennessee Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,600 out of 7,143 applicants were admitted making Tennessee Tech a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Tennessee Technological University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 38% 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
1090-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
5%
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1200

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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 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tennessee Technological University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >75%
1200 to 1310 Avg + 64%-75%
1090 to 1200 Avg - 51%-64%
980 to 1090 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 980 Low <38%
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Tennessee Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tennessee Technological University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tennessee Technological University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >77%
24 to 28 Avg + 64%-77%
21 to 24 Avg - 53%-64%
18 to 21 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 18 Low <42%
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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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Tennessee Tech accepts 64% of students who apply.

 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Tennessee Technological University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,415 3,728 7,143
Accepted 2,096 2,504 4,600
Acceptance Rate 61% 67% 64%
Enrolled 747 1,014 1,761
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 40% 38%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
252

Applicants have 252 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Tennessee Tech before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tennessee Technological University and what considerations affect 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.