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Chances of getting into Tennessee Technological University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
80%
Admission Difficulty for Tennessee Technological University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Tennessee Tech and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Tennessee Tech is 80%.  It ranks #32 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Tennessee Technological University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,400 out of 6,781 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent (SAT 1030/1270 ACT 21/28). 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. 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Tennessee Tech application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Tennessee Technological University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Tennessee Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1030-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT 
4%
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Tennessee Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1150

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 910. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. Tennessee Tech ranks #9 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tennessee Technological University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1270 and Above Good >88%
1150 to 1270 Avg + 80%-88%
1030 to 1150 Avg - 68%-80%
910 to 1030 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 910 Low <53%
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Tennessee Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-28 
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 29
ACT Math 75th 26
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 #14 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tennessee Technological University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >89%
24 to 28 Avg + 80%-89%
21 to 24 Avg - 70%-80%
18 to 21 Reach 57%-70%
Less than 18 Low <57%
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Tennessee Tech GPA

Estimated 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?

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 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. 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 80% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

59% 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 27%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Tennessee Technological University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,395 3,386 6,781
Accepted 2,716 2,684 5,400
Acceptance Rate 80% 79% 80%
Enrolled 786 934 1,720
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 35% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
154

Applicants have 154 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

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 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?

80% 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. 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 28. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.