Tennessee Tech Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Tennessee Technological University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT5%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
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 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.
|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%|
Tennessee Tech ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT97%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
55% of Tennessee Technological University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||36%||40%||38%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply252
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Tennessee Technological University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.