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Trevecca Nazarene University Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Trevecca Nazarene University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

70.9%
Admission Difficulty for Trevecca Nazarene University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Trevecca Nazarene University is 70.9%.  Its admission rate is the 24th lowest in Tennessee.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Trevecca Nazarene University and can you get accepted?

Trevecca Nazarene University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,175 out of the 1,658 who applied were admitted.

Trevecca Nazarene University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.43. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Trevecca Nazarene University?

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Trevecca Nazarene University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.43 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Trevecca Nazarene University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.43

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Trevecca Nazarene University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Trevecca Nazarene University are to have around a 3.43 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Trevecca Nazarene University accepts 71% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Trevecca Nazarene University is 3.43 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 #26 in Tennessee for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Trevecca Nazarene University 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 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Trevecca Nazarene University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.76% Good
3.75 to 3.99 26.59% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.88% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.65% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.47% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.36% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.29% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Trevecca Nazarene University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Trevecca Nazarene University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 18% of students submitted SAT scores and 80% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1010-1250

Applicants Submitting SAT 

18%
SAT Scores for Trevecca Nazarene University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1010
SAT Scores for Trevecca Nazarene University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1250
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Trevecca Nazarene University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Trevecca Nazarene University is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1010-1250. Students who get into Trevecca Nazarene University score in the top 59 percent of all SAT test takers..  Trevecca Nazarene University ranks #16 in the state of Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Trevecca Nazarene University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1010, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 890, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Trevecca Nazarene 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 1130 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 1130, you have around a 71% chance of being admitted. A 1250 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 82% chance of getting in.

Trevecca Nazarene University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >82%
1130 to 1250 Avg + 71%-82%
1010 to 1130 Avg - 56%-71%
890 to 1010 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 890 Low <40%
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Trevecca Nazarene University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

80%
ACT Scores for Trevecca Nazarene University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Trevecca Nazarene University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Trevecca Nazarene University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Trevecca Nazarene University is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 25.  The school ranks #29 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Trevecca Nazarene University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Trevecca Nazarene 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 Trevecca Nazarene University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 71% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 84% with a 25 ACT score.

Trevecca Nazarene University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >84%
21 to 25 Avg + 71%-84%
18 to 21 Avg - 59%-71%
15 to 18 Reach 45%-59%
Less than 15 Low <45%
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High School Class Rank

59% of Trevecca Nazarene 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 Trevecca Nazarene University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 85%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Trevecca Nazarene University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,011 647 1,658
Accepted 735 440 1,175
Acceptance Rate 73% 68% 71%
Enrolled 217 161 378
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 37% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

68

Applicants have 68 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Trevecca Nazarene University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Trevecca Nazarene 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 required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Trevecca Nazarene University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Trevecca Nazarene University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.43 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1130 on the SAT and 21 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221892 IPEDS survey data for Trevecca Nazarene University.

FAQs

Does Trevecca Nazarene University prefer SAT or ACT?

18% of students submit their SAT scores to Trevecca Nazarene University. 80% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Trevecca Nazarene University?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to Trevecca Nazarene University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Trevecca Nazarene University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1250. The average SAT score is 1130. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Trevecca Nazarene University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.