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Your chances of getting into Tennessee Technological University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

78.1%
Admission Difficulty for Tennessee Technological University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Tennessee Tech is 78.1%.  Its admission rate is the 29th lowest in Tennessee.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Tennessee Tech and can you get accepted?

Tennessee Technological University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 5,646 out of the 7,229 who applied were admitted.

Tennessee Technological University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Tennessee Tech?

78% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Tennessee Technological University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.63 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1150 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Tennessee Tech GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.63

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Tennessee Tech are to have around a 3.63 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.63 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Tennessee Tech accepts 78% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Tennessee Tech is 3.63 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #14 in Tennessee for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Tennessee Tech is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Tennessee Tech SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Tennessee Technological University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1030-1270

Applicants Submitting SAT 

-
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 520
Math 25th Percentile 510
Composite 25th Percentile 1030
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 650
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1270
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Tennessee Tech is 1150 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1030-1270. Students who get into Tennessee Technological University score in the top 55 percent of all SAT test takers..  Tennessee Tech ranks #11 in the state of Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1150 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Tennessee Tech regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1030, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 910, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Tennessee Technological University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1150 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1150, you have around a 78% chance of being admitted. A 1270 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 87% chance of getting in.

Tennessee Technological University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1270 and Above Good >87%
1150 to 1270 Avg + 78%-87%
1030 to 1150 Avg - 65%-78%
910 to 1030 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 910 Low <50%
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Tennessee Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-28 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

1%
ACT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 29
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Tennessee Tech is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 28.  The school ranks #10 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

1 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tennessee Technological University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Tennessee Technological University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Tennessee Tech for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 78% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 88% with a 28 ACT score.

Tennessee Technological University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >88%
24 to 28 Avg + 78%-88%
21 to 24 Avg - 67%-78%
18 to 21 Reach 54%-67%
Less than 18 Low <54%
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High School Class Rank

59% of Tennessee Technological University freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 27% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Tennessee Technological University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Tennessee Technological University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,515 3,714 7,229
Accepted 2,695 2,951 5,646
Acceptance Rate 77% 79% 78%
Enrolled 875 1,175 2,050
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 40% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

43

Applicants have 43 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Tennessee Technological University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Tennessee Technological University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.63 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1150 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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?

1% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Tennessee Technological University?

78% 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 1030 and 1270. The average SAT score is 1150. 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 28. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.