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Chances of getting into The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UTC and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #31 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,719 out of 8,189 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

UTC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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
1230 and Above Good >89%
1130 to 1230 Avg + 82%-89%
1030 to 1130 Avg - 73%-82%
930 to 1030 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 930 Low <61%
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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 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
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. The school ranks #18 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 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 + 82%-90%
21 to 23 Avg - 75%-82%
19 to 21 Reach 66%-75%
Less than 19 Low <66%
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UTC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UTC. 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. The school ranks #20 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.37 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UTC accepts 82% 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,983 3,146 8,189
Accepted 4,139 2,542 6,719
Acceptance Rate 83% 81% 82%
Enrolled 1,372 938 2,310
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 37% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
142

Applicants have 142 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to UTC. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to UTC. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1230. 6% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.