|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Tennessee and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,160 out of 21,764 applicants were admitted making The University of Tennessee an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. The University of Tennessee typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. The University of Tennessee is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The University of Tennessee?
The University of Tennessee typically prefers applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1330 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1240 to 1330||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1150 to 1240||Avg -||69%-79%|
|1060 to 1150||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 1060||Low||<57%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Tennessee?
Admission data indicates that Tennessee regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 100 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Tennessee.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>86%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||79%-86%|
|24 to 27||Avg -||69%-79%|
|21 to 24||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 21||Low||<57%|
What GPA do you need to get into The University of Tennessee?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Tennessee. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Tennessee was 3.85 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.85 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Tennessee accepts 79% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||14%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||11%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||5%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
52% of The University of Tennessee freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||52%|
|Top 25% of class||91%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||36%||31%|
Applicants have 68 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of Tennessee is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to The University of Tennessee and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221759 IPEDS survey data for The University of Tennessee.
19% of students submit their SAT scores to Tennessee. 100% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
79% of those who apply are granted admission to Tennessee. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1330. 19% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 100% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.