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Chattanooga, Tennessee

UTC Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.8%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UTC and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,990 out of 7,235 applicants were admitted making The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 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 40 percent. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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UTC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
5%
SAT Scores for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1220

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga?

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. 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

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >89%
1215 to 1310 Avg + 83%-89%
1120 to 1215 Avg - 74%-83%
1025 to 1120 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 1025 Low <63%
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UTC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UTC?

Admission data indicates that UTC 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >90%
23 to 26 Avg + 83%-90%
21 to 23 Avg - 76%-83%
19 to 21 Reach 68%-76%
Less than 19 Low <68%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.37
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was 3.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.37 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UTC accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

86% of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 0%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,448 2,787 7,235
Accepted 3,707 2,283 5,990
Acceptance Rate 83% 82% 83%
Enrolled 1,296 851 2,147
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 37% 36%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and what considerations affect admission decisions?

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221740 IPEDS survey data for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.